Although Australian workplace laws are tough, disability discrimination remains a very real problem. Workers with a disability face different forms of discrimination every day, and this can cause severe mental health problems.
Fortunately, though, there are a few things you can do if you feel like you’ve been a victim of disability discrimination. This stretches to include both physical and mental health issues.
In the rest of this article, we’ve explored the actions you should be taking to ensure you can maintain a good state of mind when facing disability discrimination. As always, remember to report illegal discrimination to the relevant authorities.
- Ensure You’re Receiving Appropriate Workplace Care
Under the relevant state and federal laws, you’re entitled to a certain level of care within the workplace. These include:
- Ensuring policies and/or procedures are in place that allow you to work effectively within your capabilities.
- Making changes to equipment or other physical parts of the workplace so you can do your job.
- Providing extra support and/or equipment that allows you to work with your disability.
In general, the most important thing is that your workplace and/or employer takes steps to reduce any disadvantages your condition causes.