VICTIMISATION

The law in New South Wales can protect you if you have made, intend to make or have helped someone else make a complaint of discrimination, harassment or vilification covered under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. This includes people who have agreed to be witnesses in relation to your complaint. In presenting a case with alignment to this act, you should seek advice from discrimination or harassment lawyers such as us here at SK Legal in Sydney.

This means that you must not be punished or receive further unfair treatment for:

• Complaining about treatment that you believe is covered under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977; or
• Because someone thinks you are about to complain; or
• Because you have helped someone with a complaint.

For example, being dismissed because you’ve complained about age discrimination to your employer or the Anti-Discrimination Board.

If this has happened to you, you can make a complaint of victimisation to the Anti-Discrimination Board, and you can learn more about such issues from our harassment lawyers and discrimination lawyers with a free no-obligation consultation.

HOW CAN I TELL IF I’VE BEEN VICTIMISED?

First, check if you have been treated unfairly or discriminated against based on one of the types of discrimination covered under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, that is because of your:

• age
• carer’s responsibilities
• disability
• homosexuality
• marital or domestic status
• race
• sex
• pregnancy
• transgender

This includes being harassed for one of the reasons above, or being sexually harassed. Please feel free to contact one of our harassment or discrimination lawyers who are experts in this area of law if you feel that one or more of the following things has happened to you.

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