Workplace discrimination is the prejudicial or less favourable treatment of an individual relating to the workplace or employment conditions for reason of the employee’s membership of a certain group or category. This category includes race, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, family responsibilities, marital status, union activity or membership, religion, sexual orientation, political belief or activity or you have made a complaint or inquiry about your employment.
Conduct that often constitutes prejudicial or less favourable treatment may include setting unfair terms of employment, denying or limiting access to opportunities for promotion, transfer or other employment benefits, termination of employment contract, or harassment and bullying.
Under the Federal Government’s Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) employees also have a number of other statutory rights and general employment protections. Many of these rights come under the general protections and adverse action provisions of this Act.
Taylor & Scott Lawyers have a wealth of experience in anti-discrimination, employee general protections and adverse action dispute. Our approach is to achieve quick effective results by utilising all available options to resolve matters and to enforce your rights quickly, effectively and with minimal further personal impact.