Discrimination against a person without a disability
You may also experience disability discrimination even if you don’t have a disability.
This happens if you are a personal associate of a person with a disability and you have been discriminated against because of that person’s disability. Personal association with a person with a disability means you are their:
- relative, or
- close friend.
Past, future and imputed
An imputed disability means a disability that you don’t actually have but the discriminator thinks you have it.
This case study shows that unlawful discrimination can take place without an intent to discriminate. The discriminator did not intend to discriminate against Mr Oberoi but because the Commission’s representative made a decision against him based on a belief that he had a disability, unlawful discrimination occurred.
- 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