It is the employer's responsibility to ensure that discrimination does not
occur in the workplace.
Discrimination can happen at any time and any place. Always consider the
anti-discrimination laws in everything you do in the business, including
It's not always easy but a simple checklist will help:
Everyone in the workplace must be treated equally and fairly
Decisions about promotion and the awarding of other benefits must always be
based on non-discriminatory criteria and take into account the individual
circumstances of an employee.
Always consider a variety of training mediums (e.g. e-learning) and
schedules to suit individuals
Employees should be given enough notice to allow them to organise their
other responsibilities e.g. shared parenting
Employees need not only notice but also a choice when it comes to
A workplace where open communication is encouraged is one of the best ways
of ensuring that discrimination does not occur in your workplace, or if it
does that it's dealt with before it becomes a problem.
An online Work Health Safety system such as
Work Safety Interactive not
only helps you maintain compliance with the law but also enhances the
opportunity for communication between management and workers.