Australians are protected from disability discrimination by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and several pieces of state Anti-Discrimination legislation. You are protected from disability discrimination in several circumstances, including whilst at work, whilst seeking work, in the provision of goods and services and in an educational institution.
You should never have to worry about losing your
benefits or income because of a physical or mental disability.
Disability discrimination refers to unfavourable or less favourable treatment because of your disability. Disability includes mental and physical disabilities, temporary or permanent. It ranges from a broken arm, to depression, to cystic fibrosis. Disability discrimination includes derogatory comments because of your disability, but often we find that it takes the form of indirect discrimination: placing the same requirements upon all employees, which you are unable to comply with because of your disability. Employers who do not make reasonable adjustments for your disability may be found to have engaged in disability discrimination.
Many people do not realize that they may have a claim, or do not understand what discrimination means under the relevant legislation. We are dealing with a complicated concept, with several gray areas. We can advise you, help you prepare a statement, gather evidence and represent you in the relevant Commission to make sure that your voice is heard.
Disability Discrimination Claims
You are entitled to justice and a fair go, under no circumstances do you have to suffer or put up with discrimination in the workplace. Why should you suffer because of your employer, or their failure to act on your complaints? Many people do not realize that they may be eligible or just not sure as to the merits of their claim. Call now to have a confidential discussion regarding your situation.
We will make sure to stand up for your rights. Call us today!
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