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Selection Criteria Sample: Knowledge and Understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity

Legislation and principles aim to ensure that workplaces are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Regardless of your field or background, a workplace that is diverse and inclusive promotes respectful behaviour and acceptance.

Use this template as a guide to help highlight your understanding and views on equal employment opportunity.

Selection criteria example: Knowledge and understanding of equal employment opportunity

I recognise that it is unlawful to discriminate against or disadvantage a job seeker or fellow employee because of their; race, gender, age, colour, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, political opinion, family/carer responsibilities or marital status.



A large component of my role as Hiring Manager at Decal Group is recruiting job applicants based on their skills, capabilities and how they would fit in with the company culture. I have been exposed to and regularly interact with people from all walks of life during my two years at Decal Group I have also maintained a professional approach that is fair and free from bias.



I take discrimination issues seriously and fully understand the steps to prevent it in the workplace. To further my understanding and best practice around ensuring equal employment opportunity, I have undertaken a Diversity and Discrimination short course led by the Fair Work Ombudsman. I strongly believe that I have offered equal opportunity to all job candidates and have helped my fellow HR team members to promote diversity and better handle complaints.

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