In our a commitment to create a culture of Respect. Always! within optometry, we have developed a suite of videos to help support members in situations where they may experience discrimination and/or harassment in the workplace.

In the videos, our Optometry Advisors Sophie Koh, Lyn Hsieh and Ben Hamlyn address what optometrists can do if they experience or observe discrimination happening either from a patient or within their workplace. They also explore what health professionals’ obligations are in these situations and how Optometry Australia can help.

What can I do if I experience discrimination and/or harassment from a patient?

Do I have an obligation to see a patient if I feel they are displaying discriminatory and/or aggressive behaviour towards me?

What can I do if I have observed discriminatory and/or aggressive behaviour made towards a colleague?

What can I do as a practice manager or owner?

How can Optometry Australia help?

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