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Workplace discrimination - Why you need a lawyer
Determining if you have been discriminated against in the workplace
Unlawful discrimination is the less favourable treatment of a person based on their attributes such as race, gender, religion, being pregnant, etc. If you are concerned that you have experienced discrimination in your workplace, a lawyer can discuss your experience and provide advice in relation to the alleged behaviour, suggesting remedies and potential outcomes.
Advising employers on behaviours not permitted running a business
Our lawyers are committed to ensuring employers are aware of the types of behaviours that are not permitted when they are running their workplace, such as making decisions based on an employee’s marital status, ethnic origin, disability, political opinion, etc. If you are not sure if your behaviour could amount to discrimination, we can provide detailed advice to protect you, your business and your employees.
Providing advice for employers accused of unlawful discrimination
Being accused of discrimination can be an uncomfortable experience, particularly if you are unsure of where your actions went wrong. A lawyer can help you respond to the accusation depending on your position. We can provide expert legal advice for you moving forward to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Frequently asked questions
- Pregnancy, sex, marital status;
- Religious beliefs;
- Colour, race, ethnic origin;
- Political opinion;
- Family status; or
- Sexual orientation
Discrimination is prohibited in the workplace, so making any adverse business decisions based on the attributes above is against the law.
- You have been or are being treated differently from your colleagues because of your race, age, colour, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation or spousal affiliation; and
- You have been harmed by the treatment.
You may be entitled to compensation for any losses you experienced as a result of the discrimination.
- Recruitment of staff;
- Number of hours work and rest;
- Paid holidays;
- Job prospects;
- Termination of employment; or
- Maternity protection.
Why choose us
We will tell you the truth at all times
We will be honest with you about your prospects of success, issues that arise or the commercial viability of your matter. The first time you come to see us, we will tell you whether you even need a lawyer.
We will respect you and your situation
Our job is not to judge anything you may have done. Our job is to guide your matter and actions moving forward to give you the best possible outcome for you, both legally and personally.
We will listen and understand your needs
We will hear not just what you want to achieve, but why you want to achieve it. We will tell you what you need to do to achieve the outcome you are after, legally, practically and emotionally.
We will stand by you all the way
Your matter doesn’t finish once a court order has been made. We will stay on your matter right up until all of the outstanding issues have been dealt with and the court orders are complied with.
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