Discrimination at work happens when an employer, manager or co-worker takes adverse actions against an employee because of their personal characteristics, such as race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy and family responsibilities, political opinion or sexuality.
Adverse actions include dismissing or injuring an employee; altering an employee’s position to their detriment; discriminating between one employee and other employees; or refusing to employ a prospective employee. All of these are unlawful if they are done for discriminatory reasons.
Discrimination happens when a person, or a group of people, is treated less favourably than another person or group because of their background or certain personal characteristics.
This course presents the three types of discrimination: Direct, Indirect and Victimisation and provides the actions employees can take, and where to seek advice, if they feel that they are being discriminated against while at work.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Learn what is meant by discrimination at work, whereby a person or group of people are treated less favourably than others because of certain characteristics.
- Learn how direct discrimination can occur.
- Learn about indirect discrimination and how that can manifest in the workplace.
- Learn about victimisation and how that can play out at work.
- Understand how to seek help if they feel they have been discriminated against or witness an incident at work.
Course length: 5 mins (5-minute animated and subtitled video)
- Certificate of completion
- In-depth Reporting
- Teaches coping strategies and recommends where to seek help
- Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
- All content can be customised
- Pause and resume function
Available in English.