Both the Federal and State Governments have legislation in force protecting people against discrimination.
People are protected from being discriminated against in relation to any attribute concerning their sex, relationship status, parental status, pregnancy, breast feeding, race, age, religion, political activity or belief, trade union activity, impairment, lawful sexual activity, family responsibilities, sexuality, gender identity or because they are associated with someone with these attributes. Discrimination is extended to any person advocating racial or religious hatred or hostility.
Discrimination happens if a person treats a person with a specified attribute (listed above) less favourably and the attribute is a substantial reason for the treatment.
The law relating to discrimination can be complicated and it is important that you know your rights and entitlements.
Please consult Allan Grant - Partner and Joshua Morgan – Lawyer on 07 4999 2000 for expert advice.