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Disability discrimination in employment
26 February 2015 Figures released in January, regarding the number of people with a disability working for the Australian Public Service (APS), shone a spotlight on rates of inclusion of people with disability in employment.
Launching NDIS Rights
01 December 2014 September 2014 marked the official launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Rights website, www.ndisrights.org.au.
Case Study: The Changing Tide for Sexual Harassment Damages
29 October 2014 The recent full Federal Court of Australia decision in Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 82 has provided new insight into determinations made by the court regarding general damages, in the area of sexual harassment.
Pregnancy Discrimination in Employment
25 August 2014 Redfern Legal Centre enjoyed the opportunity to attend the launch of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report into pregnancy discrimination in employment on Friday 25th July.
Identifying the correct respondent in discrimination matters
27 June 2014 RLC has recently assisted a number of people with discrimination complaints in which there have been significant issues identifying the correct respondent, or, in other words, the entity to whom the complaint should be correctly directed.
RLC’s submission on proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act
29 April 2014 Redfern Legal Centre is submitting a response on the proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) to the Hon Attorney-General George Brandis.
Workers Compensation and Disability Discrimination Compensation
28 February 2014 A recent Redfern Legal Centre discrimination case raised interesting issues about the interaction between federal disability discrimination and workers’ compensation laws in settling matters.
Case Note: Alexander v Cappello & Anor [2013] FCCA 860
17 December 2013 Vicki Alexander was a café worker at Mobbs Lane Café, owned by Cappello Brothers Pty Ltd (Cappello Bros). Ms Alexander was sexually harassed by her manager Nick Vekiarellis during the course of her employment in 2008.
Racial vilification laws in NSW
17 December 2013 The NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and Justice tabled their final report and recommendations from their inquiry into racial vilification laws in NSW on 3 December 2013.
Housing NSW failing to meet the needs of tenants with disabilities
29 October 2013 Recently Redfern Legal Centre has advised a number of local Housing New South Wales (Housing NSW) tenants with disabilities about how to achieve transfers or have their current properties modified to better suit their disability needs.