7.11 Equal Opportunity and Procedures



Definition: State, Territory and Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination of a person because of that person’s attributes. For example, the laws prohibit discrimination because of a person’s race, gender, age, disability, religious belief, political belief, parental status, or trade union activity as well as other attributes.

Policy:

Therapeutic Dog Services. is committed to equal opportunity and its effective implementation. Proving equal membership opportunity for everyone regardless of age, sex, race, religion beliefs, marital status, parental status, career status, sexual preference, political affiliation, social or cultural backgrounds or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions. All matters related to membership are based upon ability to perform the job, as well as dependability and reliability.

Therapeutic Dog Services. intends to provide an environment that is pleasant, healthy, comfortable, and free from intimidation hostility or other offences.

  • will not tolerate harassment of any kind in the workplace.

Claims of harassment will be handled promptly and in a manner that is fair to all involved in the complaint.

Procedures:

Applicants will be considered for membership voluntary positions solely based on skill, aptitude, and relevant qualifications. Committed to the equal participation of women and men in the organisation, including avoidance of sexist language and the provision of non-sexist voluntary position advertising, recruitment, and selection process.

  • will not tolerate harassment of any kind to staff, members, or volunteers. Harassment can take many forms.

It may be, but is not limited to:

  • Words, signs, jokes, pranks, intimidation, physical contact, or violence.

  • Any harassment claims should be reported to the Manager or Supervising Staff Member as soon as practicable. All claims will be treated seriously and confidentially.

  • See Grievance/Dispute Resolution Procedures for more information.

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