Glossary

  • Human Rights Act 1993

    Legislation that protects employees from all forms of discrimination in the workplace based on the grounds of sex, age, race, skin colour, marital status, cultural background, religious or political beliefs, and employment status.

    Employers have a legal responsibility to create a safe working environment and protect workers from discrimination. If an employee is subject to unlawful discrimination, they can approach the Human Rights Commission or Human Rights Review Tribunal to resolve their claim.

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