An administrative officer at a Hertfordshire magistrates’ court created history of sorts in October 2011 when he became the first person in the UK to be convicted of an offence under the Bribery Act 2010.
He had asked for, and received, a payment of £500 to ‘get rid of’ a speeding charge. It not only cost him his job, but also a spell in prison.
This cautionary tale and details of the length of the jail sentence the man received forms part of our new Anti-Bribery / Anti- Corruption e-learning course which has just been released.
The course is designed to increase awareness of the legalities of the Bribery Act 2010, how to recognise what is legal in business, and what constitutes an illegal activity.
WorkRite sales manager Ryan Church said: “The Bribery Act affects every UK business and organisation and the consequences of non-compliance can be substantial for both employers and employees including long prison sentences and heavy fines.
“Bribery can take many forms such as gifts, excessive hospitality, charitable donations and facilitation payments.
“It’s vital that companies should have procedures in place for reporting suspected bribery and corruption, and that proper training is given to make sure employees are fully aware of the Act and what it means for them and the business if they don’t comply with it.”
The course includes sections on the following:
- The Bribery Act 2010
- Types of bribery
- How to recognise legal and illegal activity
- Types of corruption
- Consequences of non-compliance
- Recognising a bribe.
Like all WorkRite courses, Anti-Bribery Awareness features stylish graphics and compelling interactive elements designed to help maintain attention, retain information and improve learning. It is also supported by our unique online management system which captures essential information and provides a fully-auditable trail of actions required or taken.
Anti-Bribery Awareness is the 19th subject in our rapidly expanding library of e-learning courses led by our flagship AssessRite program – the world’s leading online learning and assessment package for people working with display screen equipment.
If you would like to know more about Anti-Bribery Awareness or any of our other courses, speak to your local account manager, visit our website or call us on 0345 345 0030.