What outcomes are possible?
What do you hope to achieve from taking action?
Think about what you would like as a result of this process so that steps can be made to attempt to resolve the issue.
Potential outcomes could include:
- a verbal or written apology or statement of regret
- changes to policy or practice
- reversal of discriminatory action, for example, getting your job back, or promotion
- order for the discriminators to receive training in equal opportunity and preventing discrimination
- payment of compensation for loss of earnings or harm that you have experienced because of the discrimination.
What happens in a Settlement Agreement?
If an agreement is reached, it will be put in writing. It will become a contract between you and the discriminator. Usually settlements are confidential and made with no admission of liability.
The whole process may take between 2 to 4 months.
- Part 1: Have I experienced discrimination?
- Part 2: What action can I take?
- Part 3: When is discrimination allowed?
- Part 4: Quick references
- Process flow chart option 1: Complaint submitted with the Australian Human Rights Commission
- Process flow chart option 2: Complaint submitted with the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
- Process flow chart option 3: Complaint submitted directly with the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal
- Flow chart option 4: Complaint submitted directly with the Fair Work Commission
- Disability Discrimination Checklist