What is indirect discrimination Australia?

What is indirect discrimination Australia?

Indirect discrimination occurs when there is an unreasonable rule or policy that is the same for everyone but has an unfair effect on people who share a particular attribute.

What is an example of indirect discrimination in the workplace?

Examples of indirect discrimination in terms of race could include prohibiting certain hairstyles in your workplace. For example, banning cornrows or dreadlocks would be more likely to affect certain racial groups than others. There is precedent for this type of indirect discrimination case.

What is indirect discrimination called?

Employers can also more purposely disadvantage protected classes, and this form of indirect discrimination is called disparate treatment.

How do you prove indirect discrimination?

To prove that indirect discrimination is happening or has happened:

  1. there must be a policy which an organisation is applying equally to everyone (or to everyone in a group that includes you)
  2. the policy must disadvantage people with your protected characteristic when compared with people without it.

What is the difference between direct discrimination and indirect discrimination?

Direct discrimination occurs when somebody is treated unfavourably because of a protected attribute. Indirect discrimination occurs when a requirement (or rule) that appears to be neutral and the same for everyone in fact has the effect of disadvantaging someone because they have an attribute covered by the Act.

What’s the difference between direct discrimination and indirect discrimination?

What is the difference between harassment and Victimisation?

Victimisation is where you are treated less favourably because you have complained (or intend to complain) about discrimination or harassment in the workplace, or because you have helped someone who has been discriminated against.