Carers discrimination is against the law at work.
It is when you have been treated less favourably than somebody else because of your responsibilities as a carer.
The law protects people who support or care for:
Indirect discrimination is also against the law. This is when there is a rule or requirement that is the same for everyone but unfairly affects people who have responsibilities as a carer, and is not reasonable in the circumstances.
Carers discrimination is against the law in:
If you think that you have experienced carers discrimination, you can try speaking to the person or organisation responsible to express how you feel. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, or if it isn’t appropriate, you can contact us to make a complaint of discrimination.
If you are unsure if you have experienced carers discrimination or need more information, you can contact our enquiry service.
15 May 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the ongoing connection Aboriginal people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land.