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WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

As many of us are aware, discrimination in the workplace can be unlawful. There are many laws operating in Australia which prohibit it and protect persons from unlawful discrimination. Unfortunately, it is the case that often workers can experience workplace discrimination and be unaware that they may have rights available to them. There are a number of legislative provisions dealing with discrimination in the workplace and this would include the Fair Work Act 2009, Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and Disability Discrimination Act 1992. 

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE
TO MAKE A CLAIM?

There are a number of different aspects of discrimination which can give rise to a claim.  People can experience unlawful discrimination on the basis of:

  Race – that is, a person who is treated unfavourably on the basis of their race, descent, nationality, ethnic origin and/or colour.

  Sex – a person treated unfavourably because of their gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, family responsibilities and marital status.

  Age – a person treated unfavourably because they were older than other people and therefore treated unfairly.

  Disability – a person with a disability has a right to the same employment opportunities as a person without a disability.

WHAT ARE YOU
ABLE TO CLAIM?

If you have experienced unlawful discrimination in your workplace, then a claim may be available to you. Typical outcomes from a claim include a written apology, financial compensation, and training of staff members.

Brydens Lawyers are the experts in the prosecution of discrimination claims on behalf of our clients. Brydens Lawyers is able to assist in:

  • Negotiating a settlement of your complaint with your employer to compensate you for any discrimination;
  • Help you make a complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales or to the Australian Human Rights Commission; and
  • Initiate proceedings in the Equal Opportunity Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal or the Federal Court of Australia.

WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT A LAWYER ABOUT MAKING A CLAIM?

If you believe that you have been discriminated against in your workplace whether that be on the basis of your race, sexual orientation, age, disability, political opinion, religious beliefs, or other grounds, then contact Brydens Lawyers without delay to engage with one of our expert workplace discrimination lawyers to learn more about your options. Book your free* initial appointment with our team here.

WHY ARE BRYDENS LAWYERS THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION FOR YOU?

Brydens Lawyers has for over 50 years been pursuing claims on behalf of our clients for discrimination in the workplace. Brydens Lawyers has a dedicated team of professionals that specialise in workplace discrimination matters, available to assist our clients to seek compensation to which they are entitled.

For over 50 years now, Brydens Lawyers has been operating a “No Win – No Fee” policy which, simply put, provides that if a claim for compensation is unsuccessful, then Brydens Lawyers will not raise a tax invoice for having acted on behalf of the client. That is, if the claim is unsuccessful, Brydens Lawyers does not get paid. More information about how this works can be found on our No Win – No Fee page.

In addition to workplace discrimination matters, Brydens Lawyers is a full-service law firm offering assistance, advice and representation in relation to all personal injury matters including medical negligence claims, car accident claims, public liability claim and superannuation/TPD claims. 

DO I HAVE TO PAY ANY LEGAL FEES FOR A WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION CLAIM?

Brydens Lawyers will charge reasonable fees in the prosecution of your claim. A costs disclosure will be provided to you prior to the commencement of your matter.

WE DO WORKERS COMPENSATION LAW WELL. HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES:

  1. A worker was discriminated against by his employer due to his age. This caused him stress and anxiety. In addition to a discrimination claim, there was also a claim available for workers compensation benefits.
  2. A worker was being harassed by other colleagues by reason of his cultural background. This not only affected his mental wellbeing but also his capacity to continue working. We were able to make a discrimination claim as well as a workers compensation claim to recover the loss of wages and related medical expenses.

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Brydens Lawyers were the only people to stand by me offering support and encouragement to get me through my injury. I have been a client since 2016, and the service has been amazing throughout both of my cases. Without Brydens Lawyers I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere near the results that were achieved. I can’t thank them enough.

Sue from Sydney, a client of our Workers Compensation division.

Thank you so much for helping out with my case over the last few years. Henry Zhang was extremely helpful. Without his referral, this case would not have been possible. Silva Ishac was also instrumental in helping secure this case in my favour- thank you so much for your unwavering commitment and support.

A client of our Workers Compensation division.

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