Effective anti-discrimination and anti-harassment strategies in your workplace / organisation are good practice, and good for business.
The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 'the Act' requires employers to create a workplace / organisation that is free from discrimination and harassment.
All organisations in Tasmania, regardless of their size, must adhere to the Act. Employers, supervisors / managers and employees (including casuals, volunteers, contract workers, part-time and/or full-time) all need to be aware of their rights and responsibilities.
Section 104 of the Act states that an organisation is to ensure that its members, officers, employees and agents are made aware of the discrimination and prohibited conduct to which the Act relates. If an organisation does not take reasonable steps to do this, it is liable for any contravention of the Act by any of its members, officers, employees and agents.
Training is one way of meeting your obligations under section 104.
A productive and discrimination free workplace / organisation helps:
- build the morale and productivity of your employees
- minimise complaints, disruptions and legal wrangles so you can get on with work
- build your reputation in the community
- increase your pool of potential employees meaning you get the best person for the job
What we can provide
The training team can provide tailored on-site training for managers and staff on discrimination and harassment. Our training reflects on common areas of conflict in the workplace and how to address such issues. These include areas such as sexual harassment, understanding the language and behaviours of bullying, stereotyping, prejudice and unconscious bias with a particular focus on people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, People with a Disability and LGBTI communities.
Our training aims to:
- Inform and educate workers about their rights and responsibilities
- Support managers to make equitable decisions
- Increase understanding of the requirement to take ‘all reasonable steps’ to prevent harassment and discrimination
- The Language of bullying
- Promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace
- Learn how to build healthy organisational cultures
- Interactive and engaging
- Develop the skills to handle complaints fairly and effectively