Antidiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
- Anti-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, sexual preference, religion or disability.
- This includes the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, Racial Discrimination Act 1975, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1987 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
- While legislation exists to protect the interest of the employee, it is the responsibility of the employee to report discrimination, however, fear, intimidation and harassment could discourage a worker from lodging a formal complaint with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.
Extract from Business Studies Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2010 Board of Studies NSW.