Race Discrimination and Racism
Australia has strong Anti-discrimination laws protecting you from racism and race discrimination. Race discrimination refers to unfavourable or less favourable treatment because of a person’s race, colour, descent, national origin or ethnic origin.
Race discrimination is unacceptable, but it is way too common in Australia. According to the Scanlon Foundation, one in five Australians experienced racial discrimination in the past year. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 27% of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders have experienced discrimination in the past year.
If we want to make racism in Australia a thing of the past, we need to bring those responsible for racist acts to justice.
You are protected from race discrimination in several situations, including while at work, while seeking work, in the provision of goods and services and in an educational institution. Call us today if your have been:
- Bullied because of your race or nationality,
- Laughed at because of your race, nationality, food choices, cultural customs, appearance, or family structure,
- Subjected to degrading language or behaviour because of your race, nationality, cultural customs, or appearance,
- Sacked because of your race or nationality,
- Denied promotion because of your race or nationality,
- Denied training opportunities because of your race or nationality,
- Refused service because of your race or nationality.
Victims often feel ashamed to complain about race discrimination, they don’t want to make waves. If they have been discriminated against by their supervisor or manager at work, it can be very daunting to challenge the company’s behaviour. Some employees who have the courage to complaint about race discrimination sadly find that their attempts to challenge discrimination only result in retaliation and further targeting.
You do not have to put up with vile racial abuse and entrenched disadvantage because of your background, you can take action.
“We want to see change. We want to see equality.
We want our children to be able to go to work and have the same opportunities as everyone else.“
You are entitled to justice and a fair go, under no circumstances do you have to suffer or put up with discrimination. Why should you suffer because of your employer, or their failure to act on your complaints?
We can help!
We will stand up for your rights. We can advise you, help you prepare statements, gather evidence, lodge application on your behalf and represent you in the relevant Commission to make sure that your voice is heard.
We can fight for you and stand up to the perpetrators. We will treat you with respect and dignity. Our experienced team of representatives will custom design a strategy to get the best possible outcome for you. We pride ourselves on offering affordable representation services, often on a no win no fee basis.
Call now to have a free confidential discussion regarding your situation: 1800 333 666.
Going to Fair Work Australia scared me,
I never stood up to an employer in my life, it was amazing how
A Whole New Approach Pty Ltd argued my discrimination case and got me a good settlement.
– Name withheld
You are afforded protection under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (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).
We believe that in 21st century Australia, it is absolutely unacceptable for a person to be racially discriminated against. We will make sure to stand up for your rights. Call us today!
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