Unlawful discrimination occurs when someone, or a group of people, is treated less favourably than another person or group because of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin; sex, pregnancy or marital status; age; disability; religion; sexual preference; trade union activity; or some other characteristic specified under anti-discrimination or human rights legislation.
Workplace discrimination can occur in:
-recruiting and selecting staff
-terms, conditions and benefits offered as part of employment
-who receives training and what sort of training is offered
-who is considered and selected for transfer, promotion, retrenchment or dismissal.