Discrimination in employment

A national inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians and people with a disability is looking for people to share their experiences.

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) will be conducting consultations in every capital city and some regional centres between now and November 2015 as part of The Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with a Disability.

The consultations will help develop an understanding of the barriers to work, with participants encouraged to share their views, experiences and ideas for change.

The AHRC will make recommendations about practices, attitudes and Commonwealth laws that should be changed, and actions that should be taken in order to address employment discrimination.

National Seniors will also be providing a submission to the Inquiry.

To register, or to view a full list of consultation locations and dates, visit https://www.humanrights.gov.au/willing-work-consultations

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