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- Staff are employed to perform a service.
- - Explicit contract (formal, written).
- - Implicit contract (Unwritten, obligations and rights assumed).
Rights and Obligations
Legislation to protect us (minimum wages, leave, super, safety...)
Civic rights are abrogated somewhat when we enter the workplace (employee is hired to serve the employer).
Loyalty to the Firm
For - Since an employee accepts payment, they have a duty to be completely loyal to their employer.
Against - Since a firm is not a person, it cannot be owed loyalty. The relationship is purely an economic transaction.
Role of Unions
- Annual/Maternity/Sick/Long Service Leave
- Penalty Rates
- Equal Pay
- Redundancy Pay
- Unfair Dismissal
- Collective Bargaining
Every individual should have an equal opportunity to secure employment (providing that they are suitably qualified).
- - Individual
- - Institutionalised
- - Intentional
- - Unintentional
Sometimes we tend to associate positive characteristics with other positive characteristics (attractive people are more sociable, happier, stronger and more likely to hold prestigious jobs).
Occurs when we hold a particular belief (cats always land on their feet).
- - Each time we see this it confirms our belief, and we store it in our memory.
- - If we observe a contradiction, we tend to dismiss it.
Impact of Job Discrimination
Many practices within the workplace, particularly human resource management, can become discriminatory (recruitment, promotion, wages, discharge...)
Negative images of Indigenous Australians (news, papers, radio), prospective employers may believe the negative stereotypes are not employ.
Effects of Racism
Racism has serious health, social and economic consequences for individuals, communities and societies. It has been associated with depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, heart disease, smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, and poor employment and educational outcomes.
Racism has the potential to do considerable damage to an entire society, regardless of who the victims and the perpetrators are.