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Girl rejected by school because she has spina bifida – Discrimination Claims

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has told how a heartbreaking case of discrimination against a young girl changed the way he approaches his work. Writing in the Law Society Journal, he told the inspiring story of Scarlett Finney, who was…

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“Get rid of her” – Worker awarded $100,000 compensation after being refused time off to care for dying girlfriend – Discrimination Claims

A printing company employee has been awarded $100,000 compensation after his boss refused to let him take time off to care for his dying girlfriend. Appallingly on one occasion his manager even told him to “get rid of her”, referring…

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Tribunal rules severe morning sickness is a “disability” – Discrimination Claims

Pregnant women suffering severe morning sickness have the right to protection under discrimination laws, after a Victorian tribunal ruled the condition was a disability. The ruling was made in the case of a Melbourne phone shop worker, who lodged a…

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