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.