Acts relevant to rights and responsibilities

What is discrimination under the Human Rights Act 1993?

Part 2 of the Human Rights Act deals specifically with unlawful discrimination.

S 21 of the Act outlines the prohibited grounds of discrimination. The 13 grounds are:

Sex, marital status, religious belief, ethical belief, colour, race, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, political opinion, employment status, family status, and sexual orientation.

General information regarding human rights can be found on the Human Rights Commission website.

Updated: October 2011

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