Amberley O.S.H.C.

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8.25 Equal Opportunity and Anti-discrimination

Amberley O.S.H.C. works to ensure that all decisions made promote equality of opportunity for everyone by protecting them from unfair discrimination in certain areas of activity, and from sexual harassment and certain associated objectionable conduct.  This document details the procedures and steps taken to promote both equal opportunity and anti-discrimination in the workplace.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD)
  • NQS Area: 4
  • Policies: 8.1 – Role and Expectations of Educators, 8.3 – Recruitment and Employment of Educators, 8.5 – Volunteers, 8.7 – Workplace Harassment and Bullying, 8.10 – Employee Orientation and Induction, 8.22 – Employee Counselling and Disciplinary Procedures.

 Procedures

In accordance with the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) the prohibited grounds of discrimination on the basis of certain attributes includes discrimination on the basis of the following attributes:

(a) sex; (b) relationship status; (c) pregnancy; (d) parental status; (e) breastfeeding; (f) age; (g) race; (h) impairment; (i) religious belief or religious activity; (j) political belief or activity; (k) trade union activity; (l) lawful sexual activity; (m) gender identity; (n) sexuality; (o) family responsibilities; (p) association with, or relation to, a person identified on the basis of any of the above attributes.

When making decisions in regards to the workplace and workers, the executive and managers will demonstrate thoughtful decision making processes to minimise the potential for discriminatory practices of either a direct or indirect nature.

The executive and managers will ensure that all workers are treated on an equal opportunities basis having regard to the need and capacity of the business and any unreasonable hardship that may result as either an intended or unintended outcome of decisions.

Added 2 May 2017


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