Discrimination

Definition overview

1 Definition

Occurs when a person or a group of people are treated less favourably than another person or group because of race, colour, national or ethnic origin; gender or marital status; disability; religion or political beliefs; sexual preference; or some other central characteristic. Discrimination may occur when a person is denied the opportunity to participate freely and fully in normal day-to-day activities, for example being harassed in the workplace or being denied entry to public places and other facilities.

2 References

USQ Defined.

3 Definition Information

Approved Date

13/11/2015

Effective Date

1/1/2016

Record No

15/3708PL

Complying with the law and observing Policy and Procedure is a condition of working and/or studying at the University.

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