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
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?
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
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
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?