Discrimination in the workplace goes beyond overt, intentional acts of discrimination. Even if we don't mean to offend others, our words or actions can sometimes communicate bias and make others feel excluded. These subtle acts of exclusion, whether intentional or unintentional, are often referred to as "microaggressions" and can have a negative impact in the workplace.
In this course, you will learn:
Microaggressions are defined as everyday verbal and non-verbal exchanges that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to others based upon some aspect of their identity. These messages may be explicit, such as name-calling, or they may be more subtle, such as backhanded compliments. They can also simply be exchanges that invalidate the experiences of members of minority groups. Microaggressions can be based on a person's race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other personal characteristics.
To promote a positive and productive workplace, we must all strive to avoid workplace discrimination. In addition to Clear Law Institute's Harassment Prevention training, Unconscious Bias training, and Bystander Intervention training, this Microaggressions and Subtle Acts of Exclusion training teaches your entire workforce how to avoid committing microaggressions and how to respond to microaggressions the employee may experience or witness.
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