In NSW many types of discrimination are against the law. Discrimination laws help give everyone an equal opportunity or a ‘fair go’. The following types of discrimination are illegal:You need to care for or support a child or other ‘immediate family member’. You are a woman or because you are a man.
What is discrimination in NSW?
What is Discrimination in NSW? Discrimination happens when someone is treated unfairly because they belong to a particular group of people or have a particular characteristic. This is called a ground of discrimination. What types of discrimination are against the law in NSW?
What is discrimination?
Discrimination is treating someone unfairly because they happen to belong to a particular group of people. In NSW many types of discrimination are against the law. Discrimination laws help give everyone an equal opportunity or a ‘fair go’. The following types of discrimination are illegal:
What types of discrimination are illegal in the UK?
The following types of discrimination are illegal: You need to care for or support a child or other ‘immediate family member’. You are a woman or because you are a man. Discrimination against a woman because she is pregnant can also be sex discrimination. Sexual harassment is also against the law.
What are the 4 types of discrimination against the law?
In general, when discrimination is against the law, it is based on who or what you are, rather than something you have done in the past. Federal and state civil rights laws prohibit discrimination based on: Race, Color, or National Origin. Gender, Sex, or Sexual Orientation. Religion. Pregnancy or Disability. Age.
Why is gender discrimination against?
Gender identity (including transgender discrimination) is being discriminated against because of your gender related identity, appearance or mannerisms. Age discrimination is being discriminated against because you are too young or too old. It is also against the law to force you to retire because of your age.
What are indirect discrimination examples?
These are some examples of indirect discrimination: 1 The fire brigade used to have a rule that all fire officers had to be a minimum height. Although this policy applied to everyone, it disadvantaged women and men from some ethnic backgrounds. The rule was indirectly discriminatory because both those groups were likely to be shorter than the required minimum height and you didn’t need to be that tall to do the job. 2 Where an employer makes all employees work full time hours. This is more likely to disadvantage women with child or other family carer responsibilities. It is also more likely to disadvantage workers with a disability who might not be able to work full time. 3 Where an employer makes all employees pass a physical fitness test and the level of fitness the employer wants is not needed for the job. This might disadvantage workers with a disability or older workers.
What is unlawful discrimination?
Unlawful discrimination happens when you are treated unfairly because you have one of these characteristics. The grounds of discrimination covered by state discrimination laws and federal discrimination laws are similar, but not exactly the same.
What does it mean if you haven’t noted any points?
If you haven’t noted any points, it means you probably don’t have a ground for a discrimination complaint. If you identified points that apply to you, move on to Step 2. Race discrimination includes being discriminated against because of your race, colour, descent, nationality, ethnic or ethno-religious origin.
Why does Mark think Greg doesn’t like him?
Mark thinks Greg doesn’t like him because he is more outgoing and popular than Greg. Unfortunately for Mark, this is not unlawful discrimination, because he can’t link his unfair treatment to a ground of discrimination (eg. race or disability). But he might have other options for sorting out the problem.
What is marriage status discrimination?
Marital or relationship status discrimination is being discriminated against because you are married, married but living separately, single, divorced, widowed or in a de facto relationship . It applies to opposite sex and same-sex relationships.
Why does a rule or policy look fair?
A rule or policy might look fair because it applies to everybody, but in practice it has an unfair and unreasonable effect on a particular group of people. These are some examples of indirect discrimination: The fire brigade used to have a rule that all fire officers had to be a minimum height.
What is the difference between sex discrimination and sexual harassment?
Discrimination on the basis of sex involves treating someone unfairly because they are male or female.
What is it called when someone is treated unfairly?
Discrimination happens when someone is treated unfairly because they belong to a particular group of people or have a particular characteristic. This is called a ground of discrimination .
Why are you treated unfairly?
You are treated unfairly because of a characteristic that is not protected by law. For example, you didn’t get a promotion because you haven’t been performing your job well enough.
What is a registered club?
Registered clubs – when you try to enter or join a registered club or get services from one. A registered club sells alcohol or has gambling machines.
What does "employment" mean?
Employment – when applying for a job, when at work and when leaving a job.
Is race discrimination illegal in private schools?
Note: Race discrimination and sexual harassment are also unlawful in private educational institutions.
Can anti discrimination NSW investigate a complaint?
For complaints to Anti-Discrimination NSW: If the discrimination happened more than 12 months ago, the Anti-Discrimination NSW can refuse to investigate a complaint. However, this is not automatic so please explain the reason (s) for any delay.
What is the anti discrimination law in NSW?
There is a very real risk of a complaint being made against an agency under the?Disability Discrimination Act 1992? (Cth) or the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) when a person with disability is not treated fairly in the workplace. In NSW, agencies must comply with both the Acts. Both these acts protect people …
What is the Australian Human Rights Commission?
The Australian Human Rights Commission and Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW may be able to provide further guidance to agencies about what adjustments may be necessary to assist with the employment of people with disability.
Is disability discrimination direct or indirect?
Under both the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)?and the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), discrimination may be direct or indirect. In essence, direct disability discrimination is when you are treated unfairly because of your disability, while indirect disability discrimination is when a requirement that is the same for everyone unfairly …
What to Do If Your Are Facing Illegal Discrimination?
When it does, the discrimination attorneys at Eisenberg & Baum, LLP, can help you fight back. By scheduling a free initial consultation with our team, you can find out whether your case counts as illegal discrimination. We will explore the options available to you, and create a strategy to get you the relief you need. If you think you have been illegally discriminated against, contact Eisenberg & Baum, LLP, to schedule a free initial consultation.
What are the laws that prohibit discrimination based on?
Federal and state civil rights laws prohibit discrimination based on: With the exception of pregnancy discrimination, all of these factors are inherent to who the person is. The law prohibits employers, landlords, and others from punishing you for attributes outside of your control.
Which act protects older workers in the workplace?
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act which protects older workers in the workplace.
Does EEO apply to landlords?
Discrimination in housing can be devastating to you and your family. Several of the EEO laws also apply to landlords, realtors, and sellers. This includes protections that allow disabled tenants to make reasonable accommodations in their rental homes to make sure their houses work for them.
Do you have to be 18 to be discriminated against?
Discrimination doesn’t always wait for a person to turn 18. Sometimes, students face discrimination at school from teachers, or based on school policies. Title IX of the Civil Rights Act applies many of the same laws against illegal discrimination to teenagers as adults at work.
Can you be protected from discrimination?
Depending on the basis of the illegal discrimination, you may be protected in different parts of your life.
Is there a law that applies to discrimination?
There is no one law that applies in every case of discrimination. Instead, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces a number of laws, each of which prevent one or more kinds of discrimination. These include:
What is the number to contact if you are being discriminated against?
If you are being discriminated against – contact the Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB) for advice and help on 9268 5544 or 1800 670 812 (for rural and regional NSW callers) or for young women visit Sex Discrimina tion Act (Australian Human Rights Commission).
How old do you have to be to be considered child abuse?
For anyone under 18 years of age it may also be considered child abuse. If you feel this is happening to you, you can get advice on your particular situation from the NSW Commission for Children and Young People on (02) 9286 7276. For any worker being bullied or for more information, contact WorkCover on 13 10 50.
How to support bullying allegations?
keep a diary of events – this will support your allegations of bullying by providing you with clear recall of all the details
What is bullying in the workplace?
Bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying is unwanted, offensive and frightening behaviour and can come from co-workers, supervisors or customers. Bullying frequently consists of a series of acts or incidents which, in isolation, appear trivial but, put together, can be devastating. A bully can deny that bullying is occurring …
How to report bullying?
If you feel bullied: 1 tell the person to stop 2 keep a diary of events – this will support your allegations of bullying by providing you with clear recall of all the details 3 tell your employer, your human resources manager or occupational health and safety representative.
What is the phone number for WorkCover?
For any worker being bullied or for more information, contact WorkCover on 13 10 50.
What is a disability?
Disability. You have a disability, had one in the past or may have one in the future, or someone thinks you have a disability. This includes physical, intellectual and psychiatric disabilities, learning and emotional disorders.
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