Discrimination & Harassment
Unlawful discrimination occurs when someone, or a group of people, is treated less favourably than another person or group because of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin; sex, pregnancy or marital status; age; disability; religion; sexual preference; trade union activity; or some other characteristic specified under anti-discrimination or human rights legislation.
Unlawful harassment occurs when someone is made to feel intimidated, insulted or humiliated because of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin; sex; disability; sexual preference; or some other characteristic specified under antidiscrimination or human rights legislation. It can also happen if someone is working in a hostile or intimidating environment.
AWS provides comprehensive advice and assistance to employers in respect of investigating and dealing with discrimination and harassment issues.
We are also able to develop appropriate policies, guidelines and handbooks for your workforce – from concept to printed publication. We have produced employee handbooks for businesses as diverse as construction companies and car park operators and for local governments.