Anti-Discrimination NSW

​Caring problems after change of location​ 

​Conciliation - carer's responsibilities discrimination

The complainant worked as a security guard for a company that provided services at a number of locations, but he had worked at the same location for several years. This fitted in with his carer’s responsibilities as it was near his home, he had set hours and he did not have to work weekends.

After a security breach, the man was moved to a different location where his hours were not regular. He said that when he asked about this, the employer told him that he was not employed specifically to work at the previous location. 

Also they believed it was necessary to move people around in order to maintain maximum security, and the breach incident had alerted them to the fact that he had been there for some time.  With the help of his union, the man lodged a complaint of carer’s responsibilities discrimination.

At conciliation, the employer agreed to allocate the man to a position with a new client who only required security during working hours on weekdays. This resolved the complaint.

Back to May 2016 - ​​Equal Time Newsletter​​

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