Discrimination

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee or prospective employee because of the person’s race, colour, sex, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, religion, political opinion, pregnancy, or nationality, just to name a few of the adverse actions an employer is prohibited from taking. It’s important that if any employee or prospective employee has suffered from discrimination on the aforementioned grounds, that they seek legal assistance. There are many lawyers and solicitors throughout Australia who can help anyone who believes they have suffered from workplace discrimination. 


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Japanese restaurant admits deliberately underpaying visa-holders

Date: 22 Jan 2016, Filed under: Discrimination, Industrial Relations, Employment Law

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that the operators of a Japanese restaurant at Surfers Paradise have admitted they deliberately underpaid 16 casual...

Report on sex discrimination and sexual harassment in Victoria Police released

Date: 11 Dec 2015, Filed under: Discrimination

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has released a report entitled Independent Review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment,...

Employer fined for sacking worker with cancer to avoid paying sick leave

Date: 06 Mar 2014, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination, Unfair Dismissal

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that the Federal Court has been highly critical of a business which sacked a long-term employee to prevent him from...

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Bah! Humbug! An employer’s guide to the silly season

Date: 01 Dec 2016, Filed under: OHS, Discrimination, Harassment, Employment Law, Occupational Health and Safety

It’s the most wonderful time of the year according to the popular jingle by Andy Williams, but for many employers Christmas and Christmas parties are fraught...

An introduction to workplace bullying laws

Date: 04 Jun 2015, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination, Occupational Health and Safety

Workplace bullying has garnered a lot of attention in recent years and deservedly so. We spend a significant amount of our waking hours in the workplace,...

Multinational employer ordered to pay $100,000 for general damages in landmark sexual harassment case

Date: 18 Jul 2014, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination, Harassment

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia earlier this week handed down a landmark decision concerning the assessment of general damages for victims...

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