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Workplace Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

Subjected to employment discrimination, harassment or workplace bullying?

If you believe that you have been harassed, discriminated against, refused employment or terminated from your employment on one of these grounds, you may be entitled to financial compensation, reinstatement to your employment or other remedies.

Federal and State discrimination and harassment laws offer a range of protections against offensive, insulting, intimidating or unfavourable treatment in the workplace on the basis of a range of protected attributes, including:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Age
  • Physical or mental disability
  • Marital status
  • Family or carer's responsibilities
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Religion or religious activity
  • Political opinion, activity or affiliation
  • Industrial activity
  • National extraction
  • Social origin
  • Association of a person with a protected attribute

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Our specialist employment lawyers can provide you with advice on a range of challenges in the workplace, including discrimination and harassment, adverse action and workplace bullying.

  • Adverse action

    Workplace laws contain a range of protections against action taken against a person based on their membership of an industrial association, industrial activity or their making complaints regarding their workplace, workplace safety conditions or other entitlements. These prohibited actions include termination, refusal of employment, demotion, reduction in hours or entitlements or other unfavourable treatment.

    If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination or adverse action in the course of your employment, call our employment lawyers or contact us online via the form below.

    Note: Some jurisdictions have extremely short time periods for making claims in the case of termination of employment. If you have been terminated from your employment, you should seek advice as soon as possible.

  • Workplace bullying

    Bullying at work can take many forms, and have serious consequences. Our expert employment lawyers can provide you with advice and representation in cases of bullying and harassment which has occurred in the course of your employment.

    Workplace bullying or harassment may give rise to a right to financial compensation or other legal remedies, including orders designed to stop workplace bullying.

     If you believe you have been bullied or harassed in the course of your employment and would like advice or representation, call our employment lawyers or contact us online via the form below.

    Note: If workplace bullying causes you to develop a workplace injury, you may also be entitled to make a workers compensation claim against your employer. Click on the following for more information on workplace bullying.

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