Equal Employment Opportunity
This policy applies to all staff including contractors and covers all work-related functions and activities including external training courses sponsored by Refteck Solutions. It also applies for all recruitment, selection and promotion decisions. The objective of Refteck Solutions Equal Opportunity Policy is to improve business success by:
- attracting and retaining the best possible employees
- providing a safe, respectful and flexible work environment
- delivering our services in a safe, respectful and reasonably flexible way
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Bullying
Refteck Solutions is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying. Behaviour that constitutes discrimination, sexual harassment or bullying will not be tolerated and will lead to action being taken, which may include dismissal. For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions apply: Discrimination: Direct discrimination occurs when someone is treated unfavourably because of a personal characteristic that is protected under set of Anti-harassment and bullying law.
Indirect Discrimination occurs when a rule seems neutral, but has a discriminatory impact on certain people. For example a minimum height requirement of 6 foot for a particular job might be applied equally to men and women, but would indirectly discriminate on the basis of sex, as women tend to be shorter than men.
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature in circumstances in which it could reasonably be expected to make a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated reasonable person, having regard to all the circumstances, would have anticipated that the person harassed would be offended, humiliated or intimidated.
Workplace bullying may include behaviour that is directed toward an employee, or a group of employees, that creates a risk to health and safety e.g. physical and/or verbal abuse, excluding or isolating individuals; or giving impossible tasks. Refteck Solutions provides equal opportunity in employment to people without discrimination based on a personal characteristic protected under law and federal equal opportunity legislation. Under legislation it includes:
- carer status
- employment activity
- gender identity
- industrial activity
- lawful sexual activity
- marital status
- parental status
- personal association with someone having any of these characteristics
- physical features
- political activity/belief
- religious activity/belief
- sexual orientation
- Staff training.
- Additional training for the perpetrator or all staff, as appropriate.
- Counselling for the Complainant.
- An apology (The content of the apology to be agreed everyone who is involved).