Discrimination in the workplace is unlawful under both federal and state legislation. Employees can make workplace discrimination claims under the Federal Court or in Victoria, through the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Employers have an obligation to ensure that their managers, staff and representatives are educated about discrimination laws and operate within the legislative requirements.
Due to an increase in employment practices violations and claims, VMIA developed a suite of interactive online modules – including a workplace discrimination module - that guide and assist in reducing risks to organisations and employees.
The workplace discrimination training module covers:
- Direct and indirect discrimination
- What constitutes ‘less favourable treatment’ that may give rise to a claim
- Provides discrimination and sexual harassment scenarios
- How an employer can be liable unless they can show that ‘reasonable steps’ were taken to avoid discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Want to know more about workplace discrimination? Sign up to access VMIA’s Online Learning Centre and enrol in the workplace discrimination module.