Scenario:You are working for a small furniture manufacturer based in South Australia. There are 12 staff in manufacturing and 4 staff in management. The 4 members of the management team are the CEO (Chairperson of the meeting), HR Manager, Marketing Manager and Finance Manager. A recent audit has found that the company is not compliant with four separate legislations. The relevant laws and the problems found in the audit are as belowLaws Problem found in the auditAnti-discrimination legislation One of the staff has complained that she is being harassed by the factory supervisor. The staff member thinks it is because she has just found out she is pregnant. The factory supervisor wants her to resign.Privacy laws The receptionist is using the company customer list to ring people offering them a good deal on house maintenance services. He has just started a new side business of his own. Workplace health and safety (WHS) legislation One of the machines is missing a safety guard and the user could get their fingers crushed if they are not careful. Consumer law Your company has a 12 month warranty on dining chairs. A customer has brought a broken chair back to the factory after 2 years demanding a new one.
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