Glossary

  • Discrimination

    When a person is treated unfairly or less favourably than other people in the same or similar circumstances based on their skin colour, sex, ethnicity, disability, marital status, age, pregnancy, religious and political beliefs, employment status or sexual orientation.

    Discrimination in the workplace can be either direct (i.e. treating an employee less favourably than others) or indirect (i.e. placing unfair terms in an employment agreement that disadvantages an individual or a certain group of people).

    It is the employer’s responsibility to prevent all forms of discrimination in the workplace. This extends to recruiting new workers, handing out promotions and dismissing employees.

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