Human Rights in the Workplace – A Complete Guide
In today’s times, it would be next to impossible to believe that an organization can even bypass having an equality standard set up for its members. Setting up human rights and equality standards in an organization may sound a tad bit too easy but in practicality, it is one of the most difficult departments to set up in an organization.
What are the steps that an organization can take in order to set up a human rights committee in place when there is no legal requirement whatsoever to have one in place? In absence of any statutory requirements, a workplace must take a planned and systematic approach to set up machinery that is useful for its workers.
The employees are the assets to the organization and in taking care of their human rights and basic requirements; the organization is sending across an extremely positive sign; one that will help it to endure its best talent from competitors and other head-hunters.
The human resources committee must have short-term as well as long-term goals:
The long-term goal should be to make sure that discrimination in any form within the organization is eliminated for the good and that the system is able to achieve equality for all.
As a short-term goal, it could identify any person in particular or a group of people who are particularly under threat or victimized or marginalized in the workplace. Such cases if not bought to fore by the members themselves or others, must be suo moto taken up by the committee to deliberate and set right.
Everything in black and white:
Setting down the rules and regulation, policies, the procedure, and the practice will not only help in keeping it clear and unambiguous but will help to serve its purpose too. At recovermywages, we are constantly endeavoring to make sure that not only are all workplaces safe as per the safety standards but also that they are not discriminatory in any form.