This case studies page provides summaries of outcomes from a selection of complaints made to the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland that have been decided by tribunals or courts, or resolved through the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland's conciliation process.
The case studies are provided as a guide to the range of outcomes that can be achieved, the types of issues raised, and to assist people involved in complaints to prepare for conciliation.
When a case has been decided by a court or tribunal, the decision has been made after listening to all the evidence from both sides and considering the law. These decisions may be used as a guide in matters decided by the courts and tribunals.
When a case has been resolved through the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland's conciliation process, the parties have resolved the complaint privately, by agreement, after talking about the issues with the help of a conciliator. These agreements are not used by the courts or tribunals as a guide.
The case studies should not be treated as legal advice. If you need advice about likely outcomes relating to a complaint you are involved in, you should seek independent legal advice from a lawyer.
- family responsibilities
- gender identity
- lawful sexual activity
- parental status
- political belief or activity
- relationship status
- religious belief or religious activity
- trade union activity
The Act also allows for complaints to be made because of :
- association with, or relation to, a person identified on the basis of an attribute
- discriminatory advertising
- sexual harassment
- unlawful requests for information