Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying
This is one of those topics that as a business owner you can’t dodge and there is no ‘get out of jail free card’. There are however, some very simple things that you can do (listed below) to ensure that you are on the track to creating a happy and kind work environment.
The reality is that all business have a responsibility to make sure that their employees, and people who apply for a job with them, are treated fairly. This responsibility is set out in federal and state anti-discrimination laws, as well as the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). As a result, certain behaviours in the workplace are unlawful. Further to this, occupational health and safety legislation requires employers to comply with any measures that promote health and safety in the workplace. Because of this duty, employers need to eliminate or reduce the risks to employees' health and safety caused by workplace bullying.
There are two key proactive measures that you can take now to prevent and address harassment, discrimination and bullying in the workplace. They are:
Implementing an anti-harassment, discrimination and bullying policy.
Providing education sessions for all personnel.
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Hendy HR Consulting delivers anti-harassment, discrimination and bullying programs through a face to face delivery that educates employees on the following:
Illegal behaviours in the workplace.
Rights and responsibilities of the employee and the employer.
The complaints process and making a claim.
Legislation in Australia.