The purpose of the Anti-Discrimination Policy is to promote equality of opportunity for all people employed or seeking employment within Navig8BIz by protecting them from discrimination in the workplace.
The Anti-Discrimination Policy applies to all employees of Navig8BIz in the state of Queensland. The policy is applicable in all situations where employees have contact with another person or group of people, for example with other employees, clients, and visitors to the workplace.
Principles of the Anti-Discrimination Policy
Under the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, discrimination is defined as treating anyone less favourably on the basis of the following attributes:
This policy prohibits such behaviour and may be intentional or unintentional.
Discrimination may result either directly or indirectly.
Navig8BIz is an equal opportunity employer. All employees are treated on their merits, without regard to race, age, sex, marital status or any other factor not applicable to the position. Employees are valued according to how well they perform their duties, their ability and their enthusiasm in maintaining Foundation Training Australia’s standards of service and values.
Discrimination occurs when someone is treated less favourably because one of the personal attributes noted above. Discrimination may involve (but is not limited to):
This policy applies to each individual and as such every employee has a duty, both morally and legally not to discriminate against individuals or disadvantaged groups. Navig8BIz will not tolerate discrimination by any of its staff and any cases of discrimination will be dealt with under the Disciplinary Policy and Grievance Dispute Procedures.
Disciplinary action will be taken against anyone who discriminates against, or sexually harasses a colleague, client or visitor to the facility.
Supervisors and staff must ensure that all employees are treated equitably and are not subject to discrimination or harassment. They must also ensure that people who make complaints, or who are witnesses, are not victimised in any way. It is an offence to victimise anyone who has made a complaint, or anyone associated with making a complaint. It is also an offense to victimize anyone prior to them making a complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland (ADCQ). Immediate disciplinary action will be taken against anyone who victimises or retaliates against a person who has complained of harassment or discrimination or is involved in such a complaint.
Any reports of discrimination will be treated seriously and investigated promptly, confidentially and impartially with no fear of victimisation for the employee making or being involved in a complaint. A written complaint is not required.
There are several options available to employees who feel they have been discriminated against.
5.2.1A Contact Officer has been nominated within Foundation Training Australia.
The role of the Contact officer is to:
5.2.2Make a complaint immediately under the Grievance Dispute Procedures.
5.2.3Make a complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland on 1300 130 670 or call the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in Sydney on free call 1800 021 199.
Navig8BIz is committed to providing an environment which is safe for all employees. Employees will not be disadvantaged in their employment conditions or opportunities as a result of lodging a complaint.
5.3Consequences of Breaching the Anti-Discrimination Policy
Navig8BIz will view any complaint of discrimination seriously.
If a complaint is substantiated, it may be dealt with under the Disciplinary Policy. Depending on the severity of a case, possible disciplinary action can include:
Navig8BIz may also seek to take disciplinary action against anyone who victimises or penalises a person who has complained of discrimination or who is a witness to such actions.
Code of Conduct
Grievance Dispute Procedures
Navig8 can be contacted via:
Navig8 Biz Pty Ltd
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0434 602 024