QHRC – Introduction to the Anti-Discrimination Act (Gold Coast)
A 2-hour in person session raising participant awareness of rights and responsibilities in Queensland under Anti-Discrimination Act
This course aims to raise participants’ awareness of their rights and responsibilities under the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (the Act), through an overview of the key legal concepts and the functions of the Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC). The course focuses on helping participants to recognise the behaviours that are unlawful under the Act, and understand what they can do to resolve issues affecting them directly.
How can staff training help to reduce risk for an organisation?
Organisations may be held liable for the behaviour of their employees and volunteers under the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, unless they can show that they took ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent and manage the behaviour. ‘Reasonable steps’ can include:
- Implementing effective policies and complaint procedures on discrimination and harassment;
- Training all staff on the policies and legislation;
- Taking all complaints seriously, and dealing with them fairly, promptly, and appropriately;
- Taking any other steps necessary to assess and mitigate the risk of harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
As part of ‘reasonable steps’, employers need to ensure that all staff are aware of their rights and responsibilities under discrimination law and the relevant organisational policies. They should also understand what options are available in the workplace to resolve issues of unfair or inappropriate treatment.
- rights and responsibilities under Queensland anti-discrimination legislation;
- the role of the QHRC and the complaint process;
- direct and indirect discrimination;
- attributes and areas of discrimination;
- sexual harassment;
- workplace harassment (bullying);
- vicarious liability.
View the course outline for more information.
Date: Wednesday, 5th April – 2pm to 4pm
Venue:Room F-5, Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson Street, Southport
Cost: $110 per person