Types Of Discrimination In Human Resource Management

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According to Stone (2013), discrimination is when another person is differentiate from another groups based on their sex, race, disability, marital and parental status. In the anti-discrimination legislation, it is known as making a group in advantaged and the other are in disadvantaged. Employment discrimination happens when employees and job applicants were discriminated because of their weaknesses, their family medical history, women that are pregnant, or the connection with a certain individual. (Doyle 2017). Discrimination has a lot of type such as discrimination by the society, discrimination that are indirect, harassment, and victimisation. (Different Types of Discrimination n.d.) Therefore, Human Resource Management…show more content…
Recruitment is the process of wanting a qualified job applicants so it is able to select the most suitable applicant for a certain job. (Stone 2013). Selection is a process in order to make sure that the best and qualified person or people are appointed to the role or roles using effective, fair and equitable assessment activities. (Australian HR Institute n.d.) Human resource managers need to check their recruitment one by one and also the selection policies even though the contents of equal opportunities legislation and procedures that they are known of so they are not being discriminatory. (CCH Australia Limited 2011, p.169). For example, The Equality Act 2010 has made discrimination of certain protected characteristics against the law. These characteristics are sex, race, disability, age, LGBT and more. In the recruitment process, discrimination can happen where the applicant are discriminates by the employer as the decisions are decided by the employer who to offer the employment. As a result, some may get the job and some may not be able to get the job. (Macaulay…show more content…
Diversity management can defined as an activity that recruits diverse employees such as women and minorities into the workforce and it’s also can increase the competitive advantage of the organization. (Stone 2013). By applying diversity management, a more productive environment will be created so everyone would have a feeling of they are being valued and their talents are being fully used resulting in their organisational goals are achieved.. (Kandola and Fullerton 1994, p. 56). Equality legislation helps the employers to know better on how to recruit and treat their employee fairly and also helps to promote diversity in the workplace. (Nibusinessinfo n.d). The combination of Equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action (AA) create opportunities for the participation of the cultural, have a respect of diferentation and all employee would be accepted in the organisation. (Society For Human Resource Management 2016). For an example, The Australian Human Rights Commission announced plans to have the discrimination against working women that were pregnant and women who had maternity leave that came back to work facing discrimination on 22 June 2013. The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that over 63 000 female employees who were pregnant in 2012 felt they had
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