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SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT 1984 - SECT 15

Discrimination against commission agents

             (1)  It is unlawful for a principal to discriminate against a person on the ground of the person's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or relationship status, pregnancy or potential pregnancy, breastfeeding or family responsibilities:

                     (a)  in the arrangements the principal makes for the purpose of determining who should be engaged as a commission agent;

                     (b)  in determining who should be engaged as a commission agent; or

                     (c)  in the terms or conditions on which the person is engaged as a commission agent.

             (2)  It is unlawful for a principal to discriminate against a commission agent on the ground of the commission agent's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or relationship status, pregnancy or potential pregnancy, breastfeeding or family responsibilities:

                     (a)  in the terms or conditions that the principal affords the commission agent as a commission agent;

                     (b)  by denying the commission agent access, or limiting the commission agent's access, to opportunities for promotion, transfer or training, or to any other benefits associated with the position as a commission agent;

                     (c)  by terminating the engagement; or

                     (d)  by subjecting the commission agent to any other detriment.



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