Assessment 1 critical analysis




Assessment 1 critical analysis

Assessment 1 Individual Project – Critical Analysis

Workforce Diversity Policy



Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal employment opportunity is the policy that gives all employees the equal rights and opportunities in a workplace. It is essentially created to reduce the amount of discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace. Employers cannot have any bias in the decision of employment and must give the opportunities to the people that deserve it the most. Discrimination and bias employment will affect many people’s wellbeing and self-esteem. It is important that people with the right credentials and experience are given the opportunities that they deserve and did not miss out due to being discriminated on unfairly.

There are many aspects to the Equal Employment Opportunity policy that relate to HR management. Things like:

  • Making sure that there is no bias to the decisions relating to management
  • The person that is most suited for the job is chosen
  • Making sure that staff with the right skills are being kept
  • Respecting the origins and cultural backgrounds of everyone in the workplace
  • All workplaces are acting fairly and justly
  • Making sure that the employer is making decisions that keep the staff satisfied and content about the workplace
  • Making sure no one in the workplace is treated unfairly
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity policy was created in relation to the anti-discrimination act of 1977. This was when many disadvantaged groups were given equal rights and responsibilities. These Equal Employment opportunity groups were groups such as Females, Indigenous aboriginals, and other ethnic minority groups. Even the extremely disadvantaged such as the elderly, disabled and pregnant women were protected by the Equal Employment Opportunity policy.


    Without fully understanding what discrimination is, it is difficult to understand how the Equal Employment Opportunity policy is trying to achieve. In 2009, the Fair Work Act was created which stopped the act of people treating others wrongly due to the following things:

  • age
  • pregnancy
  • family or carer’s responsibilities
  • national extraction
  • physical or mental disability
  • political opinion
  • gender
  • religion
  • sexual preference
  • race
  • Social origin.
  • colour
  • marital status
  • Looking at the List above, it is obvious that there are many things that can be classified as discrimination, however the following list are some of the actions that should not occur because of the above.

  • Letting an employee go
  • Reducing or just not giving an employee a pay or leave that they are entitled for
  • Rejecting an applicant
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    Rejecting an applicant

  • Not treating an employee that same as the rest
  • Giving an employee a different set of terms and conditions that will negatively affect the employee
  • And these are some real examples

  • Receiving rejection while applying for a job vacancy
  • Receiving a wage that is lower than others with the same position and experience
  • Receiving abuse from anyone in the workplace due
  • Being isolated or rejected from social groups
  • Being allocated more difficult tasks for no reason
  • Not being given the promotional opportunities or training
  • Discrimination can occur at any point of an employee’s career. This includes, during application, before starting the job, during the job and after the job.


    Australia has made it against the law to discriminate. This law was created in 1984 and has been strictly emphasised in every business. Discrimination can happen basically everywhere in the world however before these acts only applied to companies and businesses. In recently times, the anti-discrimination has become part of society, including friends, schools, shops and other social events.

    Aims of the Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Making sure that the talents and capabilities of employees are fully appreciated and used to make management decisions
  • Improving service and quality of staff
  • Improving work productivity by implementing better work conditions
  • Outcomes of the Equal Employment Opportunity

  • It will allow workers to work at their best capacity
  • Recognise the fellow staff members
  • Give respect to all cultures and backgrounds
  • Ensure that there is no support for discrimination
  • Responsibilities for Employers

  • Ensuring that all staff are treated fairly
  • Giving the staff all the necessary equipment and information to do their job effectively
  • Giving all staff equal opportunities
  • Provide training courses
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action is known in a lot of countries for different names. It is generally the policies that monitor and govern the groups that are treated unfairly.

    Racial Discrimination Act

    The definition of racial discrimination is very important. In this report there has already been a detailed explanation of discrimination. Racial discrimination is defined as an act of treating a person in a more negatively way than others because of their racial characteristics.

    A very good example of direct and purposeful discrimination is that a Real Estate agent that did not a person to rent a house because of their nationality. It is also possible to indirectly discriminate against a certain group of people that making rules that affect their work. A good example of this would be, that every staff cannot wear…


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