What is equal opportunity Act 2010 Victoria?

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What is equal opportunity Act 2010 Victoria?

Victoria has had an Equal Opportunity Act since 1977. The current Act is the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (External link). The legislation protects people from discrimination on the basis of their individual attributes in certain areas of public life, and provides redress for people who have been discriminated against.

Is there equal opportunity in Australia?

In Australia, national and state laws cover equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination in the workplace. As an employer, you must understand your rights and responsibilities under human rights and anti-discrimination law.

What are the four EEO principles?

There are four kinds of unfair and unlawful behavior that are important for equal employment opportunity: Discrimination including both direct and indirect discrimination. Sexual harassment. Unlawful adverse action.

What is against the law under the Equal Opportunity Act?

While the Equal Opportunity Act makes it against the law to discriminate against someone because of specific personal characteristics protected by the law, it also recognises that discrimination may be justified in certain circumstances. An exception or exemption is a defence to discrimination.

What legislation covers anti discrimination in Australia?

The Australian Human Rights Commission has statutory responsibilities under the Age Discrimination Act 2004, Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986, Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Racial Discrimination Act 1975, and the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

What is covered under equal employment opportunity Act?

Article 16 mandates equal opportunity in matters of public employment. Article 16(2) further states that no citizen shall on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, descent, place of birth, residence or any of them, be ineligible for, or discriminated against in respect of, any employment or office under the State.

Which Australian states have a Human Rights Act?

Only the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland have Human Rights Acts. All states and territories have anti-discrimination and / or equal opportunities legislation.