Janine* applied for a rental accommodation with a real estate agent.
Janine was refused the accommodation when she informed the real estate agent that she was intending to live with her female partner.
Janine lodged a complaint of homosexual discrimination with ADNSW.
ADNSW contacted the agent and explained that discriminating against Janine because of her lesbianism was against the Anti-Discrimination Act.
The complaint was resolved when the agent offered Janine alternative accommodation and agreed to review all the office policies for possible discriminatory practices.
*Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals.
25 Jun 2021
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