Positive duty webpage: Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
• Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Equal opportunity is about more than just fixing issues as they arise. True equal opportunity means creating an environment where unfair treatment and problem behaviour is unlikely to happen in the first place.
Under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, organisations have a positive duty to eliminate discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation as far as possible. This means that positive action should be taken to prevent these behaviours – regardless of whether someone has made a complaint.
This page contains information for employers about the positive duty.