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    Hi all,

    This is only my second contract so this maybe has an obvious answer.

    My client has told me that I must take mandatory diversity/inclusion training. (Not because I've done anything...it's applicable to all employees and contractors...)

    Is this normal? It feels off to me and (side rant) HR workshops are generally ******* terrible and a waste of time.

    I don't want to impact the relationship with my client so I think I have to go anyway (I want an extension in January...) but wondered if this was a normal experience.

    Thanks

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    it's applicable to all employees and contractors...)
    No IR35 issues here.

    Client is just protecting themselves and/or fulfilling their legal responsibilities.

    You may also have to do one about fraud and other obligations that might affect your client if they are in a regulated area of business as well. The enhanced H&S ones on nuclear sites are quite interesting. As was the arms dealing awareness thing you have to do on some defence sites as well.

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    Is it normal for companies to make HR workshops mandatory for contractors? More out of curiousity than outrage

    FCA/fraud etc would probably make sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tindog View Post
    Hi all,

    This is only my second contract so this maybe has an obvious answer.

    My client has told me that I must take mandatory diversity/inclusion training. (Not because I've done anything...it's applicable to all employees and contractors...)

    Is this normal? It feels off to me and (side rant) HR workshops are generally ******* terrible and a waste of time.

    I don't want to impact the relationship with my client so I think I have to go anyway (I want an extension in January...) but wondered if this was a normal experience.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tindog View Post
    ... a waste of time...
    If you are billing the client, it is not a waste of time. It might not be productive use of your time, but it is a profitable use of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tindog View Post
    Not because I've done anything
    Are you sure about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Are you sure about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    No IR35 issues here.
    Client is just protecting themselves and/or fulfilling their legal responsibilities.
    Genuine question. Is the client legally responsible for transgressions made by 3rd-party contractors (i.e. non-employees) in the area of diversity/inclusion?

    If a builder walks on site and makes a smutty remark about the secretary's ample cleavage, is the client company to blame?

    Are all 3rd-party visitors to the client company's site required to undertake "mandatory diversity/inclusion training" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Genuine question. Is the client legally responsible for transgressions made by 3rd-party contractors (i.e. non-employees) in the area of diversity/inclusion?

    If a builder walks on site and makes a smutty remark about the secretary's ample cleavage, is the client company to blame?

    Are all 3rd-party visitors to the client company's site required to undertake "mandatory diversity/inclusion training" ?
    In this day and age is it worth taking the risk? Put some safeguards in and if it does happen you can prove you'd done what you can.

    I'm sure if the secretary sues the company for allowing people on site to make her feel like that the company will end up paying out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Are all 3rd-party visitors to the client company's site required to undertake "mandatory diversity/inclusion training" ?
    Depends on company to company. However at my current place you need to undergo full onboarding if you want a pass or system access.
    I'm single now, and it's really weird for me to be dating again because, for the last three years, I've just been cheating.

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