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Discrimination is treating someone unfairly because they happen to belong to a particular group of people.
In NSW many types of discrimination are against the law. Discrimination laws help give everyone an equal opportunity.
The following types of discrimination are illegal:
You need to care for or support a child or other 'immediate family member'.
You are a woman or because you are a man. Discrimination against a woman because she is pregnant can also be sex discrimination. Sexual harassment is also against the law.
Because of your colour, nationality, descent, ethnic or ethno-religious background.
People think you are too young or too old for the job.
You are single, married or living in a de facto relationship.
Homosexual or lesbian
You are gay or lesbian or someone thinks you are gay or lesbian.
You have a disability, had one in the past or may have one in the future, or someone thinks you have a disability. This includes physical, intellectual and psychiatric disabilities, learning and emotional disorders.
You are transgender (you live or seek to live as a member of the opposite gender (sex) to your birth gender) or others think you are transgender.
By relation or association
The sex, race, age, marital status, homosexuality/lesbianism, transgender (trans-sexuality) or disability of one of your relatives, friends or work colleagues.
If you are being discriminated against - contact ABLE DEFENCE LAWYERS on (02) 9605 4665
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