Discrimination in the Workplace
Workplace discrimination occurs when any individual who is in a protected classification received adverse employment or hiring treatment as a member of that group. Workplace discrimination is forbidden by law for such characteristics as gender, race, age, religion, and in employment decisions.
The Chancellor's Committee on Diversity defines Diversity as: "The variety of experiences and perspective which arise from differences in race, culture, religion, mental or physical abilities, heritage, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and other characteristics.
Type of discrimination - Workplace
In Victoria it is against the law to discriminate against an employee because of a personal characteristic that they have, or that someone assumes they have. Employees are protected from discrimination at all stages of employment including recruitment, workplace terms and conditions and dismissal. The personal characteristics protected by the law include:
• Parental and career status
• Employment activity
• Gender identity, lawful sexual activity and sexual orientation • Industrial activity
• Marital status
• Physical features
• Political belief or activity
• Pregnancy and breastfeeding
• Religious belief or activity
• Personal association with someone who has, or is assumed to have, one of these personal characteristics. Sexual harassment is also against the law.
3.5 Evaluative orientation
3.8 Racial or ethnic
3.12 Sex, gender, and gender-identity
3.13 Sexual orientation
1.3 Steps to follow in managing workplace
diversity Having now known that diversity in the workplace involve bringing people together who have different backgrounds, religions and age groups into a cohesive and productive unit; advances in...
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