Protection for workers with a disability

29 March 2012

Someone can’t be treated ‘adversely’ at work because they have a disability.

Adverse treatments include:

  • being fired from a job
  • being rejected for a job during the hiring process
  • being offered different (and unfair) terms and conditions of employment to other employees
  • being isolated or excluded by colleagues or managers
  • being paid differently to people who work in the same role and have the same experience
  • being given more unappealing or difficult duties than other people in the same role
  • not being provided with adequate equipment or facilities
  • having limited or no opportunities for promotions, transfers, or training.

Find out more about workplace discrimination and how the Fair Work Ombudsman can assist in our Discrimination section.

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Page last updated: 29 Mar 2012