How does discrimination occur?

Discrimination occurs if an employee is treated less favourably than other employees in the same or similar circumstances on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination (sex, age, race, etc). This is known as direct discrimination.
 
Generally speaking, the ground of discrimination does not have to be the sole or dominant reason for the less favourable treatment of the employee — it only has to be a contributing factor.
 
Indirect discrimination is also unlawful. Indirect discrimination occurs where there is a requirement or policy that, on the face of it, appears neutral. However, it has a disproportionate impact on certain groups (such as people of a certain sex or age) and that requirement or policy is not reasonable in the circumstances.

Conduct & Performance | EEO & Privacy

Preventing sexual harassment [infographic]

By on 16th Mar 2018

Employers and the general public are becoming increasingly aware of the issue of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. Download our infographic with the latest statistics and suggestions for preventing sexual harassment.