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Victimisation

Victimisation is treating people unfairly for complaining, or helping others to complain, either within their organisation or to the Equal Opportunity Commission.

Unlawful victimisation is unfair treatment because of complaints about discrimination or harassment.

It is against the law because it punishes people for speaking out and stops people from complaining.

Example

Marcia supported a co-worker who complained of harassment because of her disability.  Marcia was then abused by her supervisor, threatened with the sack and moved to a different section.  Marcia could claim she was victimised by the supervisor.

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