Published December 10 2021
Assistant Community Engagement Officer Claire Williams engaged with attendees of the Dress for Success Anti-Discrimination NSW information session in November.
Dress for Success Sydney improves the employability of disadvantaged women, trans women and non-binary people comfortable in women’s spaces. They freely provide professional clothing, a network of support, coaching and career development tools to help women achieve self-sufficiency.
Claire informed attendees about the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act (1977) and examples of discrimination previously experienced by women in employment and other public settings.
Some participants raised issues regarding the emotional support people need as well as their lack of awareness of complaint agencies as many of the participants had encountered discrimination and had not sought help.
Other participants raised issues of women being in fear of reporting because they felt it would be taxing on them mentally and too complicated to make a complaint and their fear of victimisation once a complaint is made.
Claire informed participants of making a complaint of victimisation to ADNSW. It is against the law for anyone to mistreat you because you have made (or plan to make) a complaint of discrimination. She also referred them to other services available to women that they could contact if they needed extra support prior or during a complaint process.
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13 Dec 2021
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