Family Duties, Parental Status or Status as a Carer Discrimination

Family Duties, Parental Status or Status as a Carer Discrimination

 

Family Duties, Parental Status or Status as a Carer Discrimination

Australia has strong anti-discrimination laws protecting you from discrimination on the basis of your parental status and your status as a carer.  Australians are protected from parental status discrimination in several circumstances, including whilst at work, whilst seeking work, in the provision of goods and services and in an educational institution.

Family duties, parental status or status as a carer discrimination refers to unfavourable or less favourable treatment because of said duties or status.  A common misconception is that it this only refers to women.  Whilst it seems that most victims of parental status discrimination are women, this form of discrimination can also affect men – everyone is protected.

Discrimination Claims

Call us today if your have been:

  • Bullied because of your family duties, parental status or status as a carer
  • Told that you are less capable than other workers because of your family duties, parental status or status as a carer,
  • Told that you are not feminine or caring because of your choice to not be a parent,
  • Subjected to critical language or behaviour because of your family duties, parental status or status as a carer,
  • Sacked because of your family duties, parental status or status as a carer,
  • Not employed because of your family duties, parental status or status as a carer,
  • Not promoted because of your family duties, parental status or status as a carer,
  • Not given training opportunities because of your family duties, parental status or status as a carer,
  • Refused service because of your family duties, parental status or status as a carer,

You are afforded protection under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth), the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Victoria), the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Queensland), the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (New South Wales), the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tasmania), the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (Western Australia), the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (South Australia), the Discrimination Act 1991 (Australian Capital Territory), the Anti-Discrimination Act (Northern Territory), and the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Many people do not realize that they may have a claim, or do not understand what discrimination or harassment means under the relevant legislation.  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.

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 and other life circumstances. 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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