The Human Rights Commission has launched a suite of online diversity resources for employers to encourage diversity and prevent discrimination in the workplace.
The ‘Good practice, good business’ resources are divided into 13 categories with downloadable guides and additional toolkits. Each guide goes into detail interpreting the law along with advice and practical steps to creating a fair and productive workplace.
The guides advise on a range of issues from recruitment and retention of older workers, gender equality, sexual harassment, race discrimination, employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, employment of people with disabilities, domestic and family violence, mental illness and supporting carers in the workplace.
Australian Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs says the resources provide support for employers to meet their obligations under Australian anti-discrimination law.
“They will also help employers to recruit and retain the best talent, enhance productivity and improve performance through promoting diversity and preventing discrimination,” she says.
Triggs has named working with businesses a key priority of the commission in order to encourage a culture of respect and responsibility to achieve workplace diversity.