The case of Shizas v Commissioner of Police  FCA 61, involved a lawyer previously working for the Australian Taxation Office who dreamt of being a police officer. He applied to join the Australian Federal Police in 2002 but he failed as he did not have an unrestricted driver’s license. He … [Read more...] about Discriminated at Work Because of a Disability? Get Help from a Discrimination Lawyer
Employment law services: General Protections claims on the grounds of disability
One of the grounds on which employees can make a general protections claim is on the basis of disability. A general protections claim can be made where an employee has a reasonable belief that adverse action has been taken against them for a variety of reasons, disability being one of them. Adverse … [Read more...] about Employment law services: General Protections claims on the grounds of disability
Federal Jurisdiction: What to Do if You Have Been Discriminated Against in the Workplace Based on Your Age
The law states that an employer must not discriminate against an employee or perspective employee based on that person’s age; such action is unlawful in Australia. Age discrimination takes all forms, such as not granting a lease to someone because the perception they are too young, making … [Read more...] about Federal Jurisdiction: What to Do if You Have Been Discriminated Against in the Workplace Based on Your Age
What Can Dismissed Employees Do?
There are a number of legal avenues you can pursue in Australia if you have been dismissed from your job in unjust circumstances. The two most common actions available for dismissed employees in Australia under the Fair Work Act 2009 are: An Unfair Dismissal claim ; and A General Protections … [Read more...] about What Can Dismissed Employees Do?
Discrimination in the Workplace
Discrimination in the workplace can occur in a variety of ways. The following is a case summary from the Howe v. Qantas Airways Limited  FMCA 242. The Commission in that cases made it clear that refusing a flight attendant’s claim for payment of sick leave during pregnancy is discriminatory A … [Read more...] about Discrimination in the Workplace