Pregnancy and breastfeeding discrimination is against the law.
It is when you have been treated less favourably than somebody else because:
Indirect discrimination is also against the law. This is when there is a rule or requirement that is the same for everyone but unfairly affects people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and is not reasonable in the circumstances.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding discrimination is against the law in certain public places, including:
If you think that you have experienced pregnancy or breastfeeding discrimination, you can try speaking to the person or organisation responsible to express how you feel. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, or if it isn’t appropriate, you can contact us to make a complaint of discrimination.
If you are unsure if you have experienced pregnancy or breastfeeding discrimination or need more information, you can contact our enquiry service.
15 May 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the ongoing connection Aboriginal people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land.