Discrimination is unlawful treatment that occurs when someone is treated less favourably or disadvantaged on the basis of any of attribute, in connection with an area of activity, covered by the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tasmania) (the Act).
The Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against people on the basis of certain attributes and in areas of activity. It means that if any person believes they have been discriminated against in these ways, there is an avenue they can pursue for help.
Unlawful discrimination includes 'direct discrimination' and 'indirect discrimination'.
The Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tas) is a Tasmanian law that prohibits ‘discrimination and other specified conduct’ (called ‘prohibited conduct’ in the Act) and provides ‘for the investigation and conciliation of, and inquiry into, complaints’ of discrimination and prohibited conduct.
The Act outlaws discrimination on any of the following attributes or identities:
As well as direct and indirect discrimination being unlawful, the Act makes it unlawful to engage in:
The Act does include exceptions and exemptions that mean that conduct that would otherwise be unlawful is okay. Follow this link for more about exceptions and exemptions.