How To Know If You Can Make A Complaint Under The Law

In many circumstances it is unlawful to discriminate against someone because they have hep C and/or HIV; this kind of discrimination usually falls under ‘disability’ (or ‘impairment’) discrimination.

Anti-discrimination (or ‘equal-opportunity’) laws differ in each state and territory, in some states and territories it is unlawful to discriminate against someone who has a drug dependency but this can be harder to prove than other forms of discrimination.

The document below provides information about when discrimination is unlawful, what places or where it’s generally unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of disability (such as; place of employment, where services are provided – like shops, health services, and government departments). There’s also information on making complaints to state and territory anti-discrimination commissions and what you may be able to expect if you do make a complaint.

How Do I Know if I Can Make a Complaint Under Law ?