Anti-discrimination and unfair dismissal What is Anti-discrimination? o Involves having equal rights against civil rights, desegregation, Emancipation, equal opportunity, gender equality, indigenous rights and integration o Is the act of treating everyone equal and not judging anyone. What is unfair dismissal? o Involves terminating an employee’s contract on the basis of genuine grounds, such as misuse of property or a down turn in business. Examples of business that practice ethically o National Australia Bank: Customer service is very good and gets back to the customers very quickly o ANZ Good ethical finance practices o Westpac Group: Random generated number security Unethical practices: o Wal-Mart Women discrimination Laws that relate to unfair dismissal: o Workplaces Relations Act 1996 o Workplace Relation Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005 Small business exempt from unfair dismissal Laws that relate to anti-discrimination: o Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) Prevents racial, sexual and harassment in the workplace
Questions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. What does anti-discrimination mean? List 3 examples of what can an employee are discriminated against? Give one example of a business that is unethical? Example of an unethical practice? Examples of the workplace that has ethical practices. When was the Anti-Discrimination Act (NSW) brought into place? Does discrimination happen in Australian workplaces?
1. Anti-discrimination is the act of treating everyone equal and not judging anyone. 2. An Employee can be discriminated for their: a. Race b. Religion c. Sex 3. One example of an unethical business is Wal-Mart, where they discriminate against women (discrimination based on sex). 4. See above 5. National Australia Bank has ethical practices which include: Customer service is very good and gets back to the customers very quickly and when needed. 6. The Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) was brought in, in 1977....
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