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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY All organizations must effectively meet Equal Employment Opportunity legislation in the workplace This report will examine the central ideas of the concepts and components of EEO It will also provide detailed information on the rights of an employee to a safe and discrimination-free working environment and why discrimination still continues to exist Statistics will be examined to provide ample evidence of the effectiveness of the EEO legislation Specific recommendations will also be made to outline how the EEO situation can be improved Through the key theme of Industrial relations the report was written for the case study as there has been an increase in concern about social equity in the workplace 10INTRODUCTION Equal Employment Opportunity has become an integral part of the work system in Queensland The EEO policies affect many Acts that exist in a workplace The legislation aims to address issues of discrimination and harassment Also employees have certain rights to ensure they are treated fairly and equally If discrimination and harassment does become apparent in the workplace employers need to review their policies so these behaviours will cease to exist 20FINDINGS 21 Equal Employment Opportunity Equal Employment Opportunity EEO aims to ensure workplaces are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment The strategies aim to redress past disadvantages by improving employment outcomes for women Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders people whose first language was not English and people with disability This is accomplished through programs and policies which increase the capacity of these groups to compete for employment opportunities EEO addresses the issue of discrimination which can have a detrimental effect on peoples conditions of employment By implementing EEO policies a business has to ensure that all people have the right to be considered for any occupation which they are qualified in and that the person will be judged for the job on the basis of merit 22 Legislation Equal
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