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By domin8tor May 04, 2013 372 Words
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?

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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. 7. Discrimination does occur in Australian workplaces. It is seen in the media and can be seen 1st hand when working in certain industries. Most discrimination in the workforce is based on age. People of an older age are thought to be less reliable and a higher liability than a younger person. This also happens in reverse, younger people are paid less than their senor counter parts.

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