Managing Workplace Relations

1996 WordsJun 20, 20188 Pages
The Australian Human Rights Commission (2011:p1) states that “Gender equality is a principal that lies at the heart of a fair and productive society”. If gender equality is the heart of a fair and productive society than the laws and regulations in place must be the key in maintaining a fair and productive society. If regulations and laws are not frequently discussed, debated and reviewed than issues such as sex discrimination in particular can be sufficiently dealt with or ignored. The Carter v Linuki Pty t/as Aussie & Anor [2005] NSWADTAP 40 (22 August 2005) will be used to demonstrate the regulations surrounding sexual discrimination. In this paper a thoroughly investigation into the recent changes in laws and regulations encompassing…show more content…
It further goes onto state under section 5 of the SDA that a person cannot discriminate on the grounds of “their sex … characteristic that appertains and is imputed to persons of that sex”. In other words by treating a person of the opposite sex less favourably than another person in a similar circumstance is thought to be sexually discriminating against that person. On the other hand indirect discrimination means that policies and practices within the workplace disadvantage one gender more than the other without actually revealing it intentions. An example is if a company offers a bonus for working with them continuously for 20 years, it is likely that a woman would have taken time off to have and care for the child, in contrast to the men. If the discriminator imposes a condition or practices that could possibly have an effect the person of that sex is covered under this section. This vital piece of legislation is frequently used to help the workforce avoid and deal with discriminatory situations. If a worker is excluding from a social gathering on the basis on their gender, then sex discrimination has occurred. This act assisted in the removal of the once deeply entrenched attitudes of discrimination, that existence within the Australian culture. The SDA is the
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