Harassment & Discrimination
This document sets out the procedures for dealing with Harassment and discrimination issues.
The purpose of this procedure is to ensure all employees and prospective employees are treated with fairly and with courtesy.
To create and maintain an environment in which all employees can work without unwelcome behavior from other employees.
HR09 – References OHS Act 2004
4.1. Discrimination: A decision being Influenced by consideration of one of the following, An individual’s race, sex, age, religion marital status, national origin, educational background, social or economic status, political affiliation, disability, parenthood or sexual preference.
4.2. Sexual Harassment: Is a form of discrimination and is behavior which involves any verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which is uninvited, unreciprocated or unwelcome where:
Submission to such conduct is implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment.
Submission to such conduct is implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of decisions, which would affect promotion, salary or any other job condition.
Such behavior creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment for one or more employees.
4.3. Sexual harassment may include:
Sexually offensive staring, leering or gesturing. Sex orientated verbal suggestions.
Sexually based jokes, remarks or innuendos directed at another person or in that persons hearing.
Display of offensive material.
Physical contact of a sexual nature such as patting, pinching or brushing against a person unnecessarily.