Race discrimination in workplace

Posted by : Felix Polding | On : February 27, 2020

Nowadays, many Australian workplaces experience racial discrimination. It is against the law to discriminate anyone in any office or workplace because of their actual or assumed race, but many still become victim of such type of discrimination.

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Racial discrimination in workplaces

What is workplace racial discrimination? Workplace discrimination or racism can be observed when the company’s behaviour is based on ethnicity or race. It is thus experienced or witnessed by employees in different forms such as harassment, indirect and direct discrimination or victimisation.

According to certain researches, racism is tremendously increasing with almost a third of employees experiencing racism in their distinctive jobs.

Educating your employees about racial discrimination and its effects should be the first thing you should do. It’s important that all employees know what constitutes racial discrimination. It can be anything from a comment to a missed promotion based on race. It’s also essential to prevent racism and racial discrimination by cultivating respect and inclusion as organisational values.

If you want to prevent racism in your company, you should first create an organisational management that watches out for instances of stereotyping. Essentially, stereotyping is harmful because it portrays controversial conclusions and can attribute to all staff members of the company and thus cause ignorance.

Make sure that your employees are keen on the language they use and are careful not making derogatory remarks about specific elements of an individual’s culture and customs.

Another effective way to prevent racial discrimination around your business, you should create a diverse workplace. Ensure that your workplace is ethnically and racially diverse. Regardless of their race or ethnicity, all of your employees should be equally represented and heard.

Then, create an environment with open communication. This will help your employees who are discriminated because of their race to openly communicate with you or other top managers about their struggles. This will help them make feel protected and comfortable working for your company.

Continue reading at https://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/the-workplace/workplace-discrimination/type-of-discrimination/race