Diversity and Inclusion Framework Diversity and Inclusion Framework - Page 24

Age Discrimination ACT 2004: Makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the grounds of their age in areas including work, education and access to premises. To remove barriers for older people participating in society and change negative stereotypes about older people. Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986: Provides an avenue of redress for those alleging discrimination and provides for the rights of these persons. Carer Recognition Act 2010: To increase recognition and awareness of the role Carers play in providing daily care and support to people with disability, medical conditions, mental illness or who are frail aged. LEGAL FRAMEWORK Interrelate is aware of and complies with legal requirements that currently exist within Australia for the protection and rights of all people who make up our client group, our supporting communities and our workforce. All actions taken within this framework will recognise and be guided by anti-discrimination legislation. Disability Discrimination Act 1992: Makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the grounds of a disability (including disease). Fair Work Act 2009: Provides a safety net of minimum terms and conditions of employment through the National Employment Standards (NES). Racial Discrimination Act 1975: Makes it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, national or ethnic origin. Sex Discrimination Act 1984: Makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of a person’s sex, marital status, pregnancy or potential pregnancy or to sexually harass another person. Work Health and Safety Act 2011: Requires that employers and employees must maintain a secure, healthy and safe workplace environment; and an employer must take practicable precautions to prevent harassment. Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012: Provides a regulatory framework for the Australian Government to assist employers to improve gender equality outcomes within their workplaces.