Female would not fit in

June 2013

Kate applied for a job as a driver with a minibus company. She was refused an interview by the hiring manager as they 'didn't think she'd fit in' because she was female.

Kate lodged a complaint with ADNSW. During conciliation, ADNSW clarified the Anti-Discrimination Act to the company.  

The company offered Kate an apology and disciplined the hiring manager. The company also stated that they were prepared to consider Kate immediately for a job as a driver.  

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

Last updated:

25 Jun 2021

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