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The public sector and equal opportunity

All organisations, including public sector organisations, have responsibilities to ensure workplaces and service delivery are free from discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification and victimisation.

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Public sector and the Equal Opportunity Act

The Equal Opportunity Act 2010, the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 and federal anti-discrimination laws set out these responsibilities.

Public sector employers can be held legally responsible for workplace related incidents of:

Find out more about your obligations under the Victoria’s anti-discrimination laws.

Victorian Discrimination Law (2nd ed) – Sep 2019

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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledges that we work on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We also work remotely and serve communities on the lands of other Traditional Custodians.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.