The principles of equal opportunity encourage the detection and elimination of discrimination, victimisation and sexual harassment, and to promote a state of equality in government, business and across the wider South Australian community.
The Equal Opportunity Commission provides various education, training and consultancy services. We also provide and awareness raising workshops to better equip people to be able to prevent and or deal with problems should they arise.
Equal Opportunity Commission initiatives are designed to improve efforts to ensure workplaces are free from discrimination, to identify issues, criteria and barriers that contribute to discrimination and explore strategies to enhance public awareness of discrimination.
Equal opportunity is not only about compliance with legal procedure, but also good management practice. This section provides a gateway to information on diversity principles and their integration into appropriate workplace plans and activities.
Equality or diversity and inclusion – How does your organisation stack up?
At the EOC we work with a range of businesses and organisations in South Australia who want to be proactive about equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. These businesses typically find they are:
• At risk of receiving complaints of discrimination or harassment
• Spending time and money on managing complaints
• Not sure if their business is taking advantage of the benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This could include more diverse and innovative approaches to problem solving, stronger team collaboration or better understanding the needs of a broader customer base.