Human Resource Management            Legal Environment
Workplace Health and Safety   Each year more than 500 Australian are    killed in the workplace.   Workplace Health and ...
Affirmative action   This involves promoting equal opportunity within the    workplace for groups that have experienced  ...
Anti Discrimination   This encourages fairness in the workplace.   Promotes a positive work environment   Types of acts...
Discrimination Types   Direct Discrimination    –   Anything that results in exclusion of a worker.   Indirect Discrimin...
Questions Individual   Why is it important that organisations follow the WHS    Act? What consequences would businesses f...
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Lesson 5

  1. 1. Human Resource Management Legal Environment
  2. 2. Workplace Health and Safety Each year more than 500 Australian are killed in the workplace. Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 is aimed at eliminating risk in the workplace. The HR managers role is thus to ensure that correct procedures are followed and that the business complies with the law
  3. 3. Affirmative action This involves promoting equal opportunity within the workplace for groups that have experienced discrimination. Women are encouraged under equal opportunity laws to apply for jobs and business is encouraged to employ as many females as possible. What is the mix in this school with DUX awards?
  4. 4. Anti Discrimination This encourages fairness in the workplace. Promotes a positive work environment Types of acts FYI – Anti Discrimination Act 1992 – Racial Discrimination Act 1975
  5. 5. Discrimination Types Direct Discrimination – Anything that results in exclusion of a worker. Indirect Discrimination – This is where one rule is the same for everyone but results in discrimination of someone. Positive Discrimination – Aimed at promoting minority groups. Sexual Discrimination/harassment – Unwanted sexual advances
  6. 6. Questions Individual Why is it important that organisations follow the WHS Act? What consequences would businesses face if they did not follow the legislation? Do you think affirmative action is necessary in Australia? Justify your opinion. If you are the HRM manager how would you deal with a case involving direct discrimination of an employee who is female?

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