Discrimination in Employment
Discriminating is often illegal and there are steps that can be taken to stop the discrimination and/or harassment that you may be suffering from.
In the workplace discrimination can often occur if your employer takes action against you for a range of prohibited reasons, including your age, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, or as a result of disability.
If you think you may have been discriminated against, you may be entitled to make a claim either under various discrimination acts, equal opportunity legislation or under employment legislation, such as the Fair Work Act 2009 such as:
- Age Discrimination Act 2004;
- Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986;
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992;
- Racial Discrimination Act 1975;
- Sex Discrimination Act 1984; or
- Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
We can assist you in navigating this complex area of law, and help you make the best decision for your circumstances.
Please note that if you have been dismissed from your employment, you only have 21 days to file a claim under the Fair Work Act 20019 (Cth), so it is important that you contact us as soon as possible.