2. Legal Issues in the Workplace
Describe ONE legal issue in the workplace and explain the role of specific laws and organisations to address the issue. Anti-Discrimination
There are many issues in the workplace, one particular issue, which harms the employees in the workplace, is anti-discrimination. Anti-discrimination is the method that is taken which challenges unfair treatment of individuals or groups based on specific characteristics of that certain individual or groups and results in groups being disadvantaged. Examples of discrimination include race, sex, disability and age. For many years, certain groups were discriminated against in the workplace and this discrimination still continues today is some aspects of the workplace. Discrimination can include behaviour such as telling insulting jokes about particular racial groups, sending explicit emails and making derogatory comments or taunts about someone’s personal life. Although discrimination is frowned upon in the workplace, discrimination must not be confused with comments and advice from managers or supervisors on the work performance or behaviour of an individual or group. For many years, certain groups were discriminated against in the workplace and this discrimination still continues today in some aspects of the workplace. There are many laws and organisations, which help prevent discrimination and address the issue of discrimination in the workplace. Specific laws and organisations that deal with discrimination in the workplace include the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 and the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW A law, which deals with anti-discrimination in the workplace, is the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. The Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 portrays how it is against the law to discriminate against or harass people on the basis of their race, sex, disability or age. The Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 is about equal opportunity in a public environment. The purpose of the act is to promote equal...
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