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What does the anti-discrimination policy cover?

What does the anti-discrimination policy cover?

Under the Equality Act (2010), companies are legally required to protect the rights of, and prevent staff from discriminating against workers based on their race, gender, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation. Anti-Discrimination policies ensure that people feel safe, confident, and comfortable at work.

What does the Anti-Discrimination Act do?

The Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 provides for an Anti-Discrimination Board and an Equal Opportunity Tribunal. Duties of the President of the Anti-Discrimination Board are to investigate complaints of unlawful discrimination and to endeavour to resolve these by conciliation.

How much can you sue for discrimination?

The federal courts can make different decisions (‘orders’) to those NCAT can make. For example, the maximum amount of compensation NCAT can give you for each complaint is $100,000, but there is no maximum limit on how much the federal courts can give you.

What is covered under discrimination Act?

In the ACT it is against the law for someone to discriminate against you because of a characteristic that you have, or that someone thinks you have, in an area of public life such as employment, education, provision of goods and services and accommodation.

Are anti-discrimination laws effective?

Anti-discrimination laws do not seem to reduce hiring discrimination, and may even increase it. Defining target values for the workforce composition and wage gaps of different groups is not feasible. Little is known about how to calibrate de-biasing interventions in order to maximize their impact and persistence.

What are the legal and ethical considerations for discrimination?

Under discrimination law, it is unlawful to treat a person less favourably on the basis of particular protected attributes such as a person’s sex, race, disability or age. The law also has specific provisions relating to sexual harassment, racial hatred and disability harassment.