Anju Lata answered on
Jun 10 2020
Running Head: DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE
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DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE
CRITIQUE OF DISCRIMINATION AT WORKPLACE
The workplace discrimination can be defined as unfair treatment of the employees at the workplace due to gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, nationality and cultural diversity (Lombardo, 2018). Discrimination is a global issue pertaining in each and every part of the world though it is illegal under the legal jurisdiction of many laws like Fair Work Act of 2009.
According to reports of Fair work Commission (FWC) in 2017, the 49% complaints about workplace discrimination in Australia are related to retaliation, 34% based on racial discrimination, 32% based on disability, 30% based on sex, 21.8% based on age based and 10% related to national origin and remaining 9% based on religion, color, equal pay issues and genetic information (Fair work Ombudsman,2017).
There are many principles and policies which safeguard the employee’s right to equal treatment without discrimination at workplace (Australian Human Rights Commission,2008). The Right to equal treatment states every employee holds Right to equal treatment without any discrimination and Right to freedom from harassment at workplace based on ancestry, race, creed, age, marital status, skin color, origin, disability and family status. The Right to equal treatment at workplace includes the environment of workplace, relationship with the employees, recruitment, job application, training, hours of work, recruitment, dismissal and promotions. It also involves the rates of salary, discipline at the workplace, evaluation of performance, holidays, shift work and the overtime.
The claims of discrimination for the human rights can be filed by the employees against the contractors, employers, directors of the organizations, the unions and the other people like supervisors and the co-workers. It is the basic right of an individual to be judged on the basis of his capabilities, skills and unique merits instead of assumptions, stereotypes and negative attitude. Every employee must be given appropriate benefits and imposed bearable burden of workload.
WAYS TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATION AT WORKPLACE
In reference to human rights to deal with the workplace discrimination, the employers face many challenges in resolving the complaints of the victims (Lombardo,2018). There are certain strategies to address these issues based on human rights. The employer is mainly held accountable to eliminate the workplace discrimination of its...