All the facts

Grounds A - Z

  • Age discrimination

  • Breastfeeding discrimination

  • Family responsibility and family status discrimination

  • Fines Enforcement Registrar's Website

  • Gender history

  • Impairment discrimination

  • Marital status discrimination

  • Pregnancy discrimination

  • Race discrimination

  • Religious or political conviction discrimination

  • Sex discrimination

  • Sexual orientation discrimination

Harassment grounds

  • Racial harassment

  • Sexual harassment

Fact sheets - complaints

  • Complaints process

  • Conciliation facts


Organisations must ensure they provide a working environment and services that are free from family responsibility and status discrimination and they must take all reasonable steps to prevent it from happening or they may be held responsible for their employees’ actions. A person causing, instructing, inducing, helping or permitting another person to do something unlawful is the same as doing it, for the purpose of the Act.

Making a complaint

A person who believes they have been discriminated against because of their age can lodge a complaint with the Commissioner. The onus of proof lies with the person making the complaint. 

The incident or incidents you are including in your complaint must have occurred within the 12 months previous to the date you lodge your Complaint form.

In some circumstances the Commissioner may rule there is good reason, or good cause, to include incidents that occurred more than 12 months before the Complaint Form is lodged


This information is not intended to be legal advice. The Commissioner expressly disclaims any liability in respect to anything done or not done to any person in reliance upon any of the contents of this publication.

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