Understand your legal options when faced with discrimination

Understand your legal options when faced with discrimination

Friday, 2 February 2018

In addition to our Discrimination, harassment and bullying content, we have developed fact sheets to help people understand their legal options when faced with discrimination. The new fact sheets will complement the advice and casework assistance we provide to eligible clients, as well as guiding complainants who are unrepresented before VCAT. 

The fact sheets provide information about discrimination law, the process involved in pursuing a complaint and practical steps a person may take to resolve their complaint. 

Topics include:

  • how to speak to your employer about discrimination
  • how to achieve a positive outcome when participating in a mediation or conciliation
  • how to prepare for a final hearing at VCAT. 

These resources were prepared by our Equality Law Program, a specialised team of who provide advice and representation to eligible people experiencing discrimination, sexual harassment and victimisation. 

’This is complex area of the law and it can be overwhelming for a person who has faced discrimination to navigate a complaints process’ said Kathryn Moloney, Senior Lawyer, Equality Law Program 

After identifying a lack of accessible resources addressing discrimination law, the Equality Law Program worked to develop these fact sheets in consultation with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

The Equality Law Program hopes that the fact sheets will allow those who are subject to discrimination to more confidently assert their rights under the law and obtain positive outcomes. 

’These resources will help demystify the process and hopefully empower more people to challenge discrimination when it occurs’ said Kathryn.

The information will also be a learning and reference tool for other lawyers and community legal services providing assistance with discrimination matters. 

Download our discrimination fact sheets

Download the discrimination fact sheets

Get legal help

If you think you have experienced discrimination at work or in daily life, our Equality Law Program can help you understand your legal options. Call us for free information about the law and how we can help you with your legal problem on 1300 792 387. 

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