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Discrimination – Your Rights

Equal Opportunity Commission

Everybody has the right to be treated fairly. This is covered by the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 which is administered by the Equal Opportunity Commission.

The Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against people on the grounds of sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, family responsibility or family status, race, religious or political conviction, impairment, age, or involving sexual or racial harassment or, in certain cases, gender history. This means that if any person believes that they have been discriminated against in these ways, there is an avenue they can pursue for help.

The Commission can provide you with information about equal opportunity or investigate complaints of discrimination.