Your Rights

Discrimination : Your rights

Everybody deserves a "fair go". It doesn't matter what sex, race or age you are, if you have a disability in any way, your marital status, pregnancy, your family status or family responsibility, the religious or political beliefs you might hold, any spent convictions you may have, your sexual orientation or gender history - everybody has the right to be treated fairly.

The Equal Opportunity Act 1984 aims to give everyone a fair go - by law. It makes it unlawful to discriminate against people on certain grounds and areas of public life. It means that if any person believes they have been discriminated against in these ways, there is an avenue they can pursue for help.