Discrimination at work on the ground of criminal conviction

Under regulation 4 of the Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989 a number of acts or events namely any “distinction,…

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Fair Work Commission not a court of moral behaviour

The conviction or convictions of an employee for domestic violence, even conduct described as “violent and reprehensible” by the Fair…

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Criminal convictions in the workplace; Part 2; the WA Position

The Western Australian Equal Opportunity Act 1984 prohibits discrimination in the workplace for any of the following grounds namely; sex,…

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Criminal convictions and the workplace Part 1

Criminal convictions and employment law Part 1 The Australian Human Rights Commission Act has jurisdiction inter alia to investigate complaints…

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What is the relevance of a criminal record to employment?

It is not unlawful for an employer to deal unfairly with an employee because he or she has a criminal…

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