The right to “equal treatment with respect to employment” protects persons in all aspects of employment, including applying for a job, recruitment, training, transfers, promotions, terms of apprenticeship, dismissals, layoffs and terminations. It also covers rate of pay, codes of conduct, overtime, hours of work, holidays, benefits, shift work, performance evaluations and discipline. A fundamental starting point for complying with the Code in relation to all of these is to have a workplace setting where human rights are respected and applied.
This part of Human Rights at Work sets out key principles and best practices relating to the human rights issues that most commonly arise in the employment cycle. Key areas to consider include:
Creating a workplace that complies with the Code
Setting job requirements
Designing application forms
Interviewing and making hiring decisions
Requesting job-related sensitive information
Pay, benefits, dress codes and other issues
Meeting and accommodating the needs of employees
More about disability-related accommodation
Training, promotions and advancement
Managing performance and discipline
Resolving human rights issues in the workplace
Ending an employment relationship
Dec 2nd, 2014
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