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Non-discrimination environment at the workplace as a corporate responsibility: A legal point of view

Abdul Wahab, Harlida (2010) Non-discrimination environment at the workplace as a corporate responsibility: A legal point of view. In: Tuanku Jaafar Law Conference 2010 International Conference on Corporate Governance and Corporate Responsibility, Bangi, Selangor, 19 - 20 Oktober 2010. (Unpublished)

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Discrimination in any form occurs in the world of work every day throughout the world.People who are discriminated against are deprived of their equal rights, a human-right-based entitlement.Most governments worldwide have recognised that discrimination is one of the problems that lead to poverty. In the world of work, discrimination is a barrier to employment when it deprives people of their rights and full participation at work; some of them are denied jobs while others are confined to certain occupations, offered with lower pay and refused promotion or increment. At its worst, some groups of people feel vulnerable and abused whenever discrimination has caused violence to them - physically or physiologically - through, for example, bullying and harassing sexually. To relate this with corporate responsibility, corporate responsibility is the idea of social responsibility of a corporate body to fulfill social responsibilities toward society in close collaboration with others i.e. shareholders, employees, public, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders. Within this context, organisations and corporations being the employers must care for the interests of their stakeholders; this includes ensuring a safe, pleasant and non-discrimination environment of the workplace for employees since the employees or human resources are the valuable assets and most significant components in creating sustainable growth of the organisations. Being the employers, they must abide by the implied duties of trust, confidence and respectful to the employees. Hence, all employees must be granted their full rights and the treatment given must be with honesty and fairness. Simply said, it should be the responsibility of the corporations to commit to creating a non-discriminatory, safe and healthy working environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organised by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2011 07:58
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2011 07:58

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