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Discrimination & Harassment

All employers have a responsibility to make sure that their employees, and people who apply for a job with them, are treated fairly. This responsibility is set out in federal and state anti-discrimination laws, as well as the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). Taken together, they make certain types of workplace behaviour against the law. As an employer you need to prevent discrimination, harassment or bullying from occurring in the workplace.

Discrimination & Harassment Claim

Employees and prospective employees in the Fair Work System. It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee. This includes full-time, part-time and casual employees, probationary employees, apprentices and trainees, and individuals employed for fixed periods of time or tasks.

Unlawful workplace discrimination under the general protections in the Fair Work Act (FW Act) occurs when an employer takes adverse action against an employee or prospective employee because of one or more of the following attributes:

  • race
  • colour
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • breastfeeding
  • gender identity
  • age
  • physical or mental disability
  • marital status
  • family or carer’s responsibilities
  • pregnancy
  • religion
  • political opinion
  • national extraction
  • social origin.

If you feel you have been subjected to any of the above areas of discrimination, contact the legal team at McNally Jones Staff for a FREE consultation.

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