Australian Employment Law Solicitors

Employment Disability Discrimination Solicitors

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The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 is a statute passed by the Parliament of Australia and applies in all states and territories superseding any previous local legislation. The Act gives legal rights to those suffering from physical disabilities or mental disabilities within the sphere of employment. Disability discrimination compensation claims made by solicitors under this act are dealt with by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Specialist Employment Solicitors

Our disability discrimination compensation claim solicitors are qualified to provide expert guidance on employment matters. We offer specialist advice on your legal rights. If you would like to speak to an expert lawyer about a potential disability discrimination claim just email our offices, call the helpline or complete the contact form.

Equal Opportunities

The intention of the act is to grant those with disabilities both fair treatment and the right to equal employment opportunities. Under the act disabled people have statutory protection from unfair treatment because they suffer from a mental or physical impairment. The definition within the act covers a wide range of conditions which may have permanent or long term effects. The statute includes a requirement for employers to make reasonable structural changes to business premises to accommodate the needs of the disabled.

Human Right Commission

Employers can violate the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 if they treat disabled employees differently to other employees or if they fail to make reasonable accommodation for the needs of those with physical or mental disabilities. Our disability discrimination compensation claim solicitors are more than willing to consider an application to the Australian Human Rights Commission on a no win no fee basis.

 

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