Businesses are legally obliged to prevent discrimination and harassment when providing goods, facilities or services to the public.This applies to all businesses no matter how large or small, regardless of whether the goods or services are paid for or free. Discrimination can include:
- refusing to provide goods or services
- providing lower standards to certain people
- offering people different terms and conditions to another.
Shop owners and service providers in South Australia have responsibilities under other state and federal laws such as work health and safety acts, consumer laws, and the Fair Trading Act 1987 (SA). Under these laws, you are obliged to provide a safe environment and to conduct your business in a fair and honest way.
This section provides information on how to work within equal opportunity law.