What is discrimination?

Discrimination is when somebody is treated unfairly because they have, or are assumed to have, a characteristic that is protected by New South Wales law.  

These characteristics are:

Discrimination is against the law if it happens:

  • at work
  • in education
  • where goods and services are provided
  • where accommodation is provided
  • within registered clubs.

Carers discrimination is only against the law at work.

Last updated:

21 Jul 2021

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