Malek* has a psychological disability and was employed by a retail store to greet customers as they entered.
One day while working, Malek was confronted by a group of young men who threatened him with a knife. Malek was traumatised by this incident and requested to move to a different role in the store, such as assisting at the self-service checkouts. Malek’s request was declined, and he felt this was because of his disability.
Malek lodged a complaint of disability discrimination with ADNSW.
The retail store did not agree that Malek had been discriminated against because of his disability.
The complaint was resolved at a conciliation conference when the store agreed to pay Malek $10,000.
*Name has been changed to protect the privacy of the individual
25 Oct 2022
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