We assist with complaints to the Australian Human Rights Commission in relation to breaches of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act, Sex Discrimination Act and the Disability Discrimination Act, including in relation to sexual harassment, victimisation and discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identification, race and disability.
These laws make it unlawful to:-
- Discriminate ie treat a person less favourably than another person because of a personal attribute they have. It against the law to discriminate against a person because of his or her disability, eg work injury, pre-existing depression or mental condition or on the grounds of race, gender, gender identification, appearance, religion.
- Harass or bully, eg through ‘banter’ or telling jokes pertaining to any personal attribute, gender etc. Sexual harassment in the workplace is against the law.
- Provide unsafe work conditions. Employers have legal obligations to eliminate and minimise health and safety risks in the workplace eg reduce or eliminate the sources of stress and harassment to workers.
- Maintain barriers that people with disabilities face at work.
Complaints are dealt with by conciliation and if that fails by the court process. An expert team member is available to discuss your rights today. Such complaints can be made in addition to a workers’ compensation claim for work-related injury.
Call or email today to get advice from a discrimination and harassment expert at Carter Capner Law.