Discrimination in the Workplace Essay

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Executive Summary
In completing the survey it was evident that workplace discrimination is not as common as it is widely thought to be. The survey results showed that most people in this day and age have never experienced discrimination. Out of the ten surveys conducted only one individual from the general public had experienced discrimination in the workplace. To eliminate this sort of behaviour, a no tolerant attitude should be put in place. This would include the laws being tougher in order to discourage employers/employees from discrimination. Another approach to eliminate this sort of behaviour from arising in the workplace would be to appoint an anti discrimination officer to the workplace.

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In today's day and age discrimination is no longer as serious an issue as it once was. This is due to laws and legislations being put in place. The Anti Discrimination Act for the Northern Territory states "An Act to promote equality of opportunity in the Territory by protecting persons from unfair discrimination in certain areas of activity and from sexual harassment and certain associated objectionable conduct, to provide remedies for persons discriminated against and for related purposes" The purpose of this Act is to eliminate discrimination by stating what is deemed acceptable or unacceptable in the workforce. This can clearly be seen in sections 19 and 20 of the anti discrimination act as the sections clearly define what is and is not classified as discrimination. The effectiveness of this act can evidently be seen by the major decline in workplace discrimination over the past three decades.

In conclusion the results illustrate that discrimination has been effectively decreased over the last thirty years. This is thanks to laws such as the anti discrimination act being put into place. It was found that when discrimination did occur it had a severe on the individual/s who were unfortunate to experienced it. Finally although most people had not experienced discrimination their thoughts were that discrimination is still a big issue in the