Victimisation is subjecting, or threatening to subject, someone to something detrimental because they have asserted their rights under equal opportunity law, made a complaint, helped someone else to make a complaint, or refused to do something because it would be discrimination, sexual harassment or victimisation.
For example, Donna’s boss fires her after she complains that a colleague is sexually harassing her.
Where can discrimination occur?
Discrimination is against the law when it occurs in an area of public life such as clubs, schools and shops, or in the workplace.
Find out more about public places of discrimination.
Discrimination is treating, or proposing to treat, someone unfavourably because of a personal characteristic protected by the law. This includes bullying someone because of a protected characteristic.
The Equal Opportunity Act 2010 – Victoria's anti discrimination law – protects people from discrimination and harassment in areas of public life such as workplaces, schools, clubs, shops or places that provide services.