Diversity in the workplace means having employees from a wide range of backgrounds.
This can include having employees of different ages, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, religious belief, work experience, educational background, and so on.
If you have a diverse workplace in your business, you can benefit from the different talents, experiences and perspectives of your employees. Find out more about the advantages of employing:
- mature aged workers
- young people
- people with disability
- women in the workplace
- apprentices and trainees
- people from overseas
- Indigenous Australians
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
It’s unlawful to disadvantage employees and job seekers in any way because of their:
- sexual preference
- physical or mental disability
- marital status
- family or carer’s responsibilities
- political opinion
- national extraction
- social origin.
To make sure you have a discrimination-free workplace, and you understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer, check out equal employment opportunity & anti-discrimination.
This article was sourced from Business.gov.au
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