An employer must not take adverse action against a person who is an employee, or prospective employee, ofthe employer because of the person’s race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family or carer’s responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin’.

Given the fact that we have anti-discrimination and unfair dismissal laws at the Federal and State level, there is no need to have the above provision of discrimination protection in the FairWork

Act 2009 (Cth). Agree or Disagree?

Critically examine this statement with particular reference to Australian legislations and cases. As this essay requires an analytical approach, you should extend your discussion beyond a mere description ofthe principles of discrimination in employment. You should use case authorities to support your arguments, and illustrate with examples of contemporary cases. You should use a range of secondary authorities (books and articles), consistent in number and quality with an university level essay, and duly acknowledged with proper referencing to support your assertions and arguments.

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