EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS
MAKING AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OR DISCRIMINATION CLAIM
Unlawful discrimination and harassment can occur when a person has been treated unfairly based on:
- disability or impairment
- sexual orientation
- marital status
where the discrimination occurs as part of employment, education, in the provision of goods and services, accommodation, clubs & associations, advertising and other specified circumstances.
If you have been subjected to such discrimination and harassment then likely your main concern is to make the unfair treatment stop. Our equal opportunity lawyers in Adelaide can advise you whether you have a claim for discrimination, harassment or victimisation under State or Federal Discrimination laws. Where possible, we can assist you to seek injunctions to stop the behaviour and to obtain compensation for lost wages, pain, suffering, hurt and distress. In our experience, most workplace discrimination cases are resolved on a confidential basis without going to court. In addition, it is unlawful for anyone (including your employer) to treat you badly or take action against you for making a complaint of discrimination or harassment.
Often a discrimination or harassment claim arises in the context of a Workers Compensation claim and an experienced equal opportunity lawyer can assist you to understand how these two processes can be handled together.
If you are uncertain about whether you can make a claim, what is involved or whether it is worthwhile doing so, contact us to arrange a free, no obligation consultation with a discrimination lawyer. At that initial meeting we will be able to explain to you the process involved in making a claim for discrimination or harassment and whether your case can be conducted on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, so that you will only have to pay legal costs if you receive a compensation payment.
When you choose a lawyer you need to be absolutely sure that not only do they have the knowledge and skills you require, but also that they will provide the level of service you expect. That’s why Websters Lawyers offer you the chance to meet with one of our experienced Equal Opportunity Act Lawyers at no charge. For more information go to ‘Why Choose Websters Lawyers’.
Equal Opportunity Commission within the Riverside Centre