Queensland Law Society

Human Rights Month: Fair and inclusive workplaces

The 2016 Human Rights Month campaign of the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland will run from 10 November until International Human Rights Day on 10 December. This year the commission is partnering with Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland to focus on the two key topics of mentally healthy workplaces and flexibility at work, under the theme of fair and inclusive workplaces.

Law firms are invited to participate in the campaign by registering and nominating a Human Rights Month champion. Participants will have access to a range of resources, including posters, stories, FAQs, and myths, and champions will receive key messages throughout the campaign, special discounts on training, and guidance and support on using the resources.

Events throughout the month include a world café conversation on creating fair and inclusive workplaces through flexible work and mental health initiatives, and a panel discussion on improving the bottom line and becoming an employer of choice.

Register through the commission’s Fair and Inclusive Workplaces web page.