What is Victimisation?
Victimisation is the process of making someone a victim. It means subjecting or threatening to subject a person to a form of detriment because they have (for example):
- Lodged, or are proposing to lodge, a complaint of discrimination or harassment.
- Provided information or documents to an internal investigation or an external agency.
- Reasonably asserted their rights, or supported someone else’s rights, under federal anti-discrimination laws or the criminal justice system.
- Alleged that a person has acted unlawfully under federal anti-discrimination laws.
It is also victimisation to threaten someone (such as a witness) who may be involved in investigating an equal opportunity concern or complaint.
Examples of victimisation in the workplace can also include (but, are not limited to):
- Discrimination and intimidation by co-workers.
- Being denied a promotion or being moved to a position with a lower responsibility.
- Dismissal from employment.
- Being refused further contract work.
What is an Anti-Victimisation Policy?
An anti-victimisation policy is a set of rules and guidelines that have been designed to protect employees from being subjected to any aspect of victimisation at work.
The policy should outline what constitutes victimisation and the consequences for engaging in victimising behaviour and how to deal with instances of being victimized or a victim of crime.
How to Report Being Victimised at Work
A person who believes that they have been subjected to victimisation should report the incident to senior management or human resources.
All reports of victimisation should be promptly investigated. Confidentiality should always be maintained throughout the investigation to the extent that it is practicable and appropriate under the circumstances.
Note: The Equal Opportunity Act makes it against the law to victimise someone. A person who believes that they have been subjected to victimisation should report the incident.
Why Choose to Buy this Anti-Victimisation Policy?
- This 1-page anti-victimisation policy can assist you in implementing victimisation rules and procedures in the workplace.
- The policy affirms that no form of victimisation will be tolerated and disciplinary action will be taken against anyone who engages in any form of victimising a person.
After purchasing this anti-victimisation policy you will be able to:
- Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own anti-victimisation policy.
- Apply your own style, format and brand to the policy.
- Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.
Availability and Use of this Anti-Victimisation Policy
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- There are no subscriptions, contracts or ongoing costs.
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