Effective anti-discrimination training is good practice and good for business.
The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 ('the Act') requires employers to create a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment. All organisations in Tasmania, regardless of size, must adhere to the Act.
Employers, supervisors/managers, and employees (including casuals, contract workers, part-time and/or full-time and volunteers) all need to be aware of their rights and responsibilities.
A discrimination free workplace helps:
- increase your pool of potential employees so you get the best person for the job
- build the morale and productivity of your employees
- minimise complaints, disruptions and legal wrangles so you can get on with work
- build your reputation in the community
Section 104 of the Act states that organisations must ensure their members, officers, employees and agents are made aware of the discrimination and prohibited conduct to which the Act relates. If an organisation does not take reasonable steps to do this, it is liable for any contravention of the Act.
Meeting your obligations
Training is an important way to ensure staff are aware of discrimination and prohibited conduct. Whether training has occurred may be taken into account when determining if your organisation has taken reasonable steps to prevent members, officers, employees or agents from engaging in discrimination and prohibited conduct. However, training alone does not absolve your organisation from the responsibilities under section 104.
To assist your organisation meet its obligations under the Anti-Discrimination Act, please refer to the guide below.
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Online Training with Equal Opportunity Tasmania
Our Trainers are available to do online training for Workplaces, Community Groups, Schools and Exemptions. Our Training, Development and Education Officer's will consult with you regarding your specific training needs. Programs can be tailored with content specifically catering to the needs of your organisation.
The online training sessions use Zoom and are live and interactive, participants require access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good internet connection.
To keep participants safe, we are adhering to Public Health Advice regarding our face-to-face training, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your requirements so we can give you the most up to-date information regarding our availability.
For further information on our training programs, please go to our training page on this website www.equalopportunity.tas.gov.au/training
Our training team welcome questions and booking enquiries.
Phone: (03) 6165 7515