What employees need to know about equal employment opportunity
All employees are required to understand what inappropriate workplace behaviours are, and how to avoid them. You need to understand your rights and responsibilities under the equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation and your obligation to treat everyone with respect and courtesy and without harassment.
It is the responsibility of all employees to ensure that everybody has equal employment opportunity and the workplace is free from discrimination. Every employee plays a significant role in ensuring the achievement of workplaces that are free of all forms of discrimination.
You need to understand expected workplace behaviours, and how to comply with the laws.
“When people experience their work environment as fair, flexible, safe and rewarding they’ll do a better job and have more job satisfaction.” Your workplace recognises that a workplace that is free from discrimination is essential in attracting and retrieving talented people from all backgrounds.
What is Equal Employment Opportunity?
It is important to know how to recognize discrimination and understand what acceptable workplace behaviour is. This is possible by understanding the outcomes of discrimination and how to prevent discrimination.
Equal Employment Opportunity or simply equal opportunity is about giving everybody a fair go. It is also about making sure that work places are free from discrimination, has fair work practices and behaviours. A diverse background of people and culture can bring an immense value to your work place.
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