Anti-Discrimination In Australia

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Published on May 20, 2009

Author: mshirlaw

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A year 11 business studies presentaion on Anti-Discrimination In Australia

Employment Relations Rights & Responsibilities ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

What is Discrimination? “ Discrimination occurs when a person is treated unfairly because of a certain characteristic they possess”

“ Discrimination occurs when a person is treated unfairly because of a certain characteristic they possess”

Reasons for discrimination Race Gender Ethnic Background Sexuality Age Religion Beliefs and opinions Physical and mental disabilities Colour Nationality Physical Appearance

Race

Gender

Ethnic Background

Sexuality

Age

Religion

Beliefs and opinions

Physical and mental disabilities

Colour

Nationality

Physical Appearance

Examples of Discrimination in the workplace Eg 1. Employing an Australian with a European background over an Aboriginal Australian. Eg 2. Choosing not to interview a person with a foreign name. Eg 3. Giving men higher rates of pay than women who do the same job.

Eg 1. Employing an Australian with a European background over an Aboriginal Australian.

Eg 2. Choosing not to interview a person with a foreign name.

Eg 3. Giving men higher rates of pay than women who do the same job.

Anti-Discrimination In Workforce These problems can and must be avoided with the use of the following laws; -Racial Discrimination Act 1975 -Sex Discrimination Act 1984 -Affirmative Action Act 1986 -NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977

These problems can and must be avoided with the use of the following laws;

-Racial Discrimination Act 1975

-Sex Discrimination Act 1984

-Affirmative Action Act 1986

-NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977

What the Laws Do These laws attempt to give equal opportunity to all workers to advance in a firm on the basis of merit and not be held back by unfair prejudices against them.

These laws attempt to give equal opportunity to all workers to advance in a firm on the basis of merit and not be held back by unfair prejudices against them.

Everyone needs to be treated fairly in the workplace so ….. “ NO DISCRIMINATION IN YOUR OCCUPATION”

Everyone needs to be treated fairly in the workplace so …..

“ NO DISCRIMINATION IN YOUR OCCUPATION”

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