Australia EEO and Discrimination for Non-managers

  • 4 topics | 18m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
It's reasonable to expect that as an employee, you'll be assessed based on how well you can do your job rather than on how you look, where you come from or what you believe in. Equally, the people you work with should expect that you'll treat them fairly and with respect. Discrimination in the workplace violates these rights. Discrimination involves putting others at a disadvantage or treating them unfavourably on the basis of certain protected characteristics, such as race, gender or religion. This course will equip you to recognise the forms that discrimination can take in the workplace. You'll learn what discrimination involves and why it's important to avoid it. You'll be introduced to the main anti-discrimination laws that protect Australian workers and the potential consequences of violating these laws, for both organisations and individual employees. You'll also learn how to respond to discrimination if you encounter or experience it in your organisation. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the law firm of Jackson McDonald. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with legal statutes or statutory instruments. Jackson McDonald accepts no responsibility for their contents and the reliance on the contents is prohibited and at the user's risk. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a solicitor-client or attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.


  • recognise behaviour that involves discrimination and should be avoided in the workplace
  • identify the main laws and legal principles that prohibit workplace discrimination in Australia
  • recognise how to respond appropriately to discrimination in the workplace
  • recognise and respond effectively to workplace discrimination


  • Recognising Discrimination at Work
  • Identifying Anti-discrimination Laws
  • Responding to Discrimination
  • Exercise: Recognise and Respond to Discrimination