This anti-discrimination policy:
Discrimination is the unfair or prejudicial treatment of people based on certain characteristics. It is treating, or proposing to treat, someone unfavourably because of a personal characteristic based on (but, not limited to) any of the following aspects:
Discrimination also includes a situation where a workplace participant harasses another person based on any aspect of policy identified discrimination.
An anti-discrimination policy is an overarching statement on a set of rules and protocols that are adopted by an organization to enable compliance with anti-discrimination laws.
The policy aims to prohibit discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or other characteristics and to create equal employment opportunities for all. An anti-discrimination policy may be adopted by any business, government agency, educational institution or other type of organization.
The policy typically sets forth the organization’s commitment to non-discrimination and equal opportunity.
The policy should list the protected characteristics and outline the procedures for filing and resolving complaints of discrimination. The policy may also specify the consequences for violating the policy, such as termination of employment or expulsion from the organization.
A person who believes that they have been subjected to discrimination should report the incident to senior management or human resources.
All reports of discrimination should be promptly investigated. Confidentiality should always be maintained throughout the investigation process to the extent that it is practicable under the circumstances.
This 1-page policy template is designed to be a company associated legal document to assist your business to protect its personnel from both direct and indirect discrimination.
The policy can reduce the risk of a breach in the following anti-discrimination legislation: