What is Discrimination?

What is Discrimination?


All Australian employees regardless of who they work for, or the size of the company, have rights to be protected from unlawful discrimination.

Unlawful discrimination is unfavourable or less favourable treatment on the basis of protected attributes. We represent clients who have been discriminated against in employment, contract work, education, and the provision of goods and services.

What is discrimination

Discrimination is impersonal and relentless.
In the workplace it creates a culture of inequality and injustice.

You may be able to bring a discrimination claim on the basis of the following attributes:

  • Race discrimination
  • Sex discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Sexual orientation discrimination
  • Marital status discrimination
  • Breastfeeding discrimination
  • Employment activity discrimination
  • Gender identity discrimination
  • Industrial activity discrimination
  • Lawful sexual activity discrimination
  • Parental status or status as a carer discrimination
  • Physical features discrimination
  • Political belief or activity discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Religious belief or activity discrimination
  • Criminal record discrimination
  • Personal association (whether as a relative or otherwise) with a person who is identified by reference to any of the above attributes

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.

As Australia’s premier non-lawyer employee representatives, we give honest advice, and put all our energy into getting the best outcome for you.  We only represent employees not employers, so our firm does not have conflicts of interest.  Call us today!

In Australia, you are afforded protection from discrimination by the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth), the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth), the Age Discrimination Act 2004 (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).

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