Do you know the real cost of your employees breaching the laws under the Equal Opportunity Act? In a person’s lifetime half of all workers will experience behavior, at least once, that is considered discrimination, harassment and/or bullying. What is your workplace doing to ensure that your employees don’t become another statistic?
Employers, do you know that if one of your employees is found to have breached the Equal Opportunity Act then so have you, unless you can show that you took ALL REASONABLE STEPS to prevent the behavior from occurring.
Through employees being informed about their legal rights and responsibilities around discrimination, harassment and bullying, employees can manage their behaviors appropriately.
Employers can –
decrease the number of incidents,
minimise harm caused to employees by dealing with the complaints effectively,
minimise costs due to decrease in work performance and staff departures
minimise legal costs and vicarious responsibility for employees
Listen to Franca to find out how an employer can minimise their EEO liability