Human Rights and Privacy Law Made Easy 2017

Conveys the practical essentials of human rights law for employers and managers. A practical resource written in plain English for every organisation.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9781988506043
Release Date: December 31, 2016
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NZD$ 40.00
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781988506050
Release Date: December 31, 2016
NZD$ 40.00
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Product description

Failure to comply with human rights and privacy law can have adverse consequences for employers. It is the responsibility of employers to set policies that do not have a discriminatory effect and to ensure that employees are informed of the policies.

Human Rights and Privacy Law Made Easy provides the practical essentials of human rights and privacy law relevant to the daily operations of businesses and organisations in New Zealand. Its primary function is to alert businesses and their employees to issues they may come across in the course of their work.

This plain English guide covers everything from discrimination and sexual and racial harassment to victimisation and smoking in the workplace. Key human rights legislation is summarised, highlighting the rights and obligations of both employers and employees.

Human Rights and Privacy Law Made Easy also addresses the right to privacy, a fundamental human right that is becoming increasingly important in the face of technological advances. Almost every person, organisation or business that holds personal information must comply with privacy legislation.

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Table of contents

Summary of rights and freedoms

Human Rights Act 1993

Right to freedom from discrimination

Prohibited grounds of discrimination

Pre-requisites for discrimination

Discrimination in employment

Discrimination in provision of goods and services

Racial disharmony

Sexual harassment

Racial harassment

Clients and customers – employer liability



Unlawful discrimination – employer liability

Measures to ensure equality

Measures relating to pregnancy, childbirth and family

Remedies for breach

Inciting racial disharmony

Licences may be cancelled

Harassment Act 1997

Meaning of harassment

Criminal harassment

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

Meaning of health


Protected Disclosures Act 2000

Privacy Act 1993

Information privacy principles

Privacy officer

Information sharing

Privacy Commissioner

Liability of employer

Smoke-free Environments Act 1990

Smoking in workplaces and vehicles