Monday, January 23, 2017

Deal with workplace discrimination - ECONOMIC TIMES

 by Sreeradha Dasgupta Basu,
Originally published: January 20, 2017

Few workplaces are immune to discrimination, overt or otherwise, on the basis of factors such as gender, race and colour. ET talks to experts to get you tips on how organisations can address issues that can lead to bias against certain employees, and to empower individuals.

Organisations should make their employees aware of what constitutes workplace discrimination, so that serious lapses are not passed off as “acceptable behaviour”. “The top management and leaders of the organisation must support and promote a culture that is transparent enough to discuss such issues with ease. Organisations should ensure awareness workshops are held and 24/7 helplines are made available for individuals to anonymously discuss their grievances,” says Vishalli Dongrie, partner and head of people and change advisory, KPMG in India.