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Your rights as a worker (Fact sheet)

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What if someone discriminates against me as a worker?

The laws about human rights say that employers must not discriminate against you. And if other workers discriminate against you, your employer must take steps to make them stop.

Discrimination happens when someone refuses to hire you, treats you unfairly, or fires you because of your:

  • race or ethnic background,
  • religion,
  • age,
  • disability,
  • sex,
  • sexual orientation,
  • pregnancy or because you have children.

This list shows many but not all kinds of discrimination.