Rights in the Workplace

Knowing your rights empowers you to take action if you feel you have been discriminated against. In recent years a range of legislations, strategies and initiatives have been put in place to remove barriers to disabled people working. The Employment Relations Act and the Human Rights Act make it unlawful to discriminate against disabled people in the workplace.

The Human Rights Commission in New Zealand offers advice and guidance on whether you are being unlawfully discriminated against. They have a complaints procedure which can be accessed online.

Works4Us is an employment advocacy service launched by People First and the Ministry of Social Development to inform, educate and advocate for disabled workers about Employment Rights. They have published a guide (PDF) to employment rights for disabled people.

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