Job needed near home to care for wife

June 2016

Jason* is a primary carer for his wife who has epilepsy. His wife regularly had severe seizures, so occasionally Jason had to leave work urgently and return home to look after her.

Jason was transferred to a new work location over an hour away from home. When Jason spoke to his manager, he was told that he did not apply for jobs closer to home, which Jason disputed.

Jason lodged a complaint of carer’s discrimination with ADNSW.

During conciliation, the complaint was resolved when the employer agreed to transfer Jason back to his original work location which was closer to home.

*Name has been changed to protect the privacy of the individual

Last updated:

25 Jun 2021

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