IR changes will bring more discrimination, says survey

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IR changes will bring more discrimination, says survey

More than 40% people believe that the Federal Government's changes to the industrial relations system make it easier for employers to discriminate against individuals, a survey has found.

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More than 40% people believe that the Federal Government's changes to the industrial relations system make it easier for employers to discriminate against individuals, a survey has found.

The survey, by Talent2, a recruitment and human resources firm, says that despite 74% of the 1,960 respondents to the survey stating that their workplace has an anti-discrimination policy, 27% said there is discrimination at their workplace.

The most common forms of discrimination witnessed include people being passed over for promotions (37.7%), not getting a job despite being qualified (37%) and verbal jabs (31.6%)

Age discrimination most prevalent

Geoff Whytcross of Talent2 said the survey showed 39% of people believe that discrimination based on age is the most prevalent form in the workplace, followed by gender (36%), and people with English as a second language (32%).

'The reforms to the industrial relations system are not about allowing employers to discriminate against individuals,' Whytcross said. 'Instead, in theory, the heart of the reforms are meant to allow Australia to remain competitive in a global job-market.

'Employees working in professions where skill shortages exist and those in the "high end of town" will most likely not notice a change in the way their employer deals with them, it's the blue-collar workers and un-skilled professions who need to be wary of dodgy-dealings of employers.'

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