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Discrimination is when someone is not treated as fairly as someone else in a similar situation.

If you have what it takes to do the job, your employer has to give you the opportunity to show your worth, regardless of your:

• sexual preference
• religion
• political opinion
• race.

And regardless of whether you:

• are a man or a woman
• have a physical or intellectual disability
• are a new migrant or from a migrant background
• are young or old
• are married or single.

First job fact
Asking for particular information, such as marital status, childcare responsibilities or religion during an interview is illegal.

There are two types of discrimination – direct and indirect.

Unions can help you to fight discrimination.

Joining your first union is easy – simply call Australian Unions on 1300 486 466 or visit australianunions.org.au [3]