Question: I am being discriminated against in my workplace, do I have any legal remedies?

Discrimination is unlawful under both Federal and State Law. Employers can be held legally responsible for any discrimination as against their employees if it occurs in the workplace or in connection with their employment.

It is also important to note that an employer must take reasonable measures and precautions to prevent discrimination from occurring and to put in place measures to respond to any discrimination that arises.

  • Race
  • colour
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • age
  • physical or mental disability
  • marital status
  • family or carers responsibilities
  • pregnancy
  • religion
  • political opinion
  • national extraction or social origin

In the event that there has been discrimination which offends either Federal or State law then remedies can be sought through the Australian Human Rights Commission, Fair Work Ombudsman or the Fair Work Commission. Where matters are not resolved by the Fair Work Commission legal proceedings can be commenced in either the Federal Court or the Federal Circuit Court.

If you have been discriminated against in your employment where adverse action has been taken against you or you have been treated differently or the nature of your employment has changed to your disadvantage, legal advice should be sought immediately from Brydens Lawyers. Brydens Lawyers has an expert team of lawyers available to assist with all employment matters. Brydens Lawyers #WEDO help if you have been discriminated against.