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SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT 1984 - SECT 16

Discrimination against contract workers

                   It is unlawful for a principal to discriminate against a contract worker on the ground of the contract worker'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 on which the principal allows the contract worker to work;

                     (b)  by not allowing the contract worker to work or continue to work;

                     (c)  by denying the contract worker access, or limiting the contract worker's access, to any benefit associated with the work in respect of which the contract with the employer is made; or

                     (d)  by subjecting the contract worker to any other detriment.



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