Disability discrimination in employment

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth) prohibits discrimination on the ground of disability in a number of areas of Australian…

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Discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace

Discrimination occurs where someone is treated less favourably than another employee or employees due to a particular protected attribute, for example…

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Disability discrimination in the workplace

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability throughout Australia and in many circumstances including…

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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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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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Discrimination finding for teacher/former student relationship upheld

The Victorian Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal against an appeal by a Catholic secondary school against a finding by…

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Hard cases make bad law; gambling a disability in the workplace?

The New South Wales Civil Administrative Tribunal has refused to strike out a claim of discrimination brought by an employee…

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Discriminate at your peril; unfair dismissal

A female employee whose partner perpetrated domestic violence upon her has been awarded maximum compensation (in this case $27,500) for…

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; discrimination in advertising job roles

A sportswear company in Australia recently caused a storm of protest on social media when it advertised for a “receptionist/…

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A bigger bang for your buck; indemnity costs order when action pursued against legal advice

The Federal Court has ordered a former university academic to pay almost $1m in costs to Monash University and former…

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