Diversity Within The Workplace : What Is Diversity?

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Diversity in the workplace
What is diversity?
Diversity in the workplace means having employees from a wide range of backgrounds.
This can include having employees of different ages, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, religious belief, work experience, educational background, and so on.
Advantages of diversity
If you have a diverse workplace in your business, you can benefit from the different talents, experiences and perspectives of your employees. Find out more about the advantages of employing: mature aged workers young people people with disability women in the workplace apprentices and trainees people from overseas
Indigenous Australians people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Don 't discriminate!
It’s unlawful to disadvantage employees and job seekers in any way because of their: race colour gender sexual preference age physical or mental disability marital status family or carer’s responsibilities pregnancy religion political opinion national extraction social origin.
Definition of Workforce Diversity
Similarities and differences among employees in terms of age, cultural background, physical abilities and disabilities, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

Issues and Challenges
You may know someone who has experienced unfair treatment based on a personal characteristic. Discrimination occurs when someone is denied opportunities on the basis of a personal characteristic that has no bearing on job performance.…
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