If you have been sexually harassed or suffered discrimination by persons or an organisation based on a particular attribute which may include race, ethnicity, gender, religion, country of origin, sexual preference, physical / mental disability, disease, age or due to family responsibilities, then they may have breached Anti-Discrimination Laws.
You may have the right to pursue a claim against those responsible for the sexual harassment or discrimination in order to try and reach an appropriate outcome.
There are a number of types of claims which can be pursued depending on the circumstances. Most discrimination matters are pursued through the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Some matters may also result in lodging a workcover claim, unfair dismissal/unlawful termination claims or proceedings pursuant to Whistleblower’s protection legislation.
It is important that you seek prompt legal advice, as all of the various legal avenues have different time limits for pursuing action. Contact us to get timely advice in relation to your specific situation.