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Why Equality in the Workplace ?
When reference is made to ‘equality in the workplace’, this does not mean that everyone is equal. It refers to the way in which a person is treated in the workforce. Does he/she have the same opportunities as all other staff members given his/her skills and experience ? Are decisions about that person and/or behaviours towards them influenced by factors other than their demonstrated skills, abilities, and experience, e.g. gender, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and marital status. If decisions and behaviours are influenced, then this constitutes discrimination.
This workshop explores what is meant by equality in the workplace and how it can be achieved. Topics covered include :
What does the law say ?
Equal Opportunity Commission
State Administrative Tribunal
Preventing systemic discrimination
What is Discrimination?
Liability of people involved in unlawful acts
The Workplace as a Potential Setting for Sex Discrimination
Overt sex discrimination
Subtle sex discrimination
Covert sex discrimination.
Sex Discrimination Typology
“We’re all in this together”
Case Studies and Activities Relating to Equal Opportunity