Title Fair Work Amendment (Prohibiting Discrimination Based On Location) Bill 2015
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to amend the [itals]Fair Work Act 2009[eitals], and for related purposes
Date 19-10-2015 10:18 AM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 44
Bill Number 186/15
Bill Type Private
Reps Bill Code O
Status Not Proceeding
System Id legislation/bills/r5558_first-reps/0001


Fair Work Amendment (Prohibiting Discrimination Based On Location) Bill 2015

Schedule 1—Amendments

Part 1—Main amendment

Fair Work Act 2009

1  After section 351

Insert:

351A  Discrimination based on where a person lives

             (1)  An employer must not take adverse action against a person who is an employee, or prospective employee, of the employer because of where the person lives.

Note:          This subsection is a civil remedy provision (see Part 4‑1).

             (2)  However, subsection (1) does not apply to action that is taken because of the inherent requirements of the particular position concerned.

Part 2—Other amendments

Fair Work Act 2009

2  Section 351 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

351  Discrimination—general

3  Subsection 539(2) (table item 11)

After “351(1)”, insert “351A(1)”.