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Discrimination Claims Self-Representation Toolkit

This Toolkit is designed to assist workers in Victoria who are capable of conducting their own federal or state discrimination claim up to the initial stage of conciliation. This Toolkit also provides some basic information about the process for workers in Queensland and Tasmania.

This Toolkit can assist you by providing information and insight into the conciliation process in a discrimination claim so you are able to represent yourself.

Provided that you are confident in your ability to present your own matter, and you use this Toolkit as a guide, then you should be well placed to participate in a conciliation without the need for legal representation.

You can use this Toolkit if you:

  • Have lodged, or are about to lodge a discrimination claim in either the state or federal jurisdiction; or
  • Have already lodged and been given a time and date for a conciliation; and
  • Have explored the possibility of legal representation but have chosen to represent yourself during conciliation; and
  • Have the capacity to represent yourself in a conciliation for a discrimination claim; and
  • Have sought legal advice (if applicable) to confirm that your discrimination claim is the appropriate course of action for you in the context of other potential legal claims such as unfair dismissal, workplace injury, General Protections Dispute, and/or underpayment or contractual actions, that may be in a different legal jurisdiction. See JobWatch’s Fact Sheets on these topics for further information.

To download the Toolkit, click the “Download PDF” button on this page.

For further support

Call our Telephone Information Service on Melbourne Metro (03) 9662 1933 or Regional Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania on 1800 331 617.

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