Australian Employment Law Solicitors
Australian Employment Claims

Sexual Discrimination Solicitors Compensation Claims


Sexual discrimination is dealt with under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 which is legislation passed by the Parliament of Australia and applies in all states and territories. In regards to employment matters the legislation, in conjunction with the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Pregnancy and Work) Act 2003 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, marital status, pregnancy or potential pregnancy. These statutes override legislation previously passed in individual states and territories.

Human Rights Commission

Sexual discrimination compensation claims are dealt with by solicitors upon application to the Australian Human Rights Commission which will consider allegations of sex discrimination including dismissal of employees with family responsibilities. The act also seeks to eliminate sexual harassment in areas within an employment context.

Direct & Indirect

Sexual discrimination falls into two distinct categories being either direct or indirect. This behaviour is direct if the employer treats a person differently because of the persons sex and indirect when an employer denies equal opportunity by devising unfair obstacles such as requiring that all applicants are 6 feet tall. There are however incidents where positive sexual discrimination may be considered reasonable and even desirable by most members of the public such as a public toilet attendant.

Specialist Employment Solicitors

Our sexual discrimination solicitors may be able to deal with employment compensation claims using the no win no fee scheme. If you would like advice just email our offices, call the helpline or send the contact form and a specialist lawyer will contact you as soon as possible.