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Contents (1977 - 48)
Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No 48
Current version for 8 December 2016 to date (accessed 19 November 2017 at 23:08)
Part 4 Division 1
Division 1 General
39   What constitutes discrimination on the ground of marital or domestic status
(1)  A person (the perpetrator) discriminates against another person (the aggrieved person) on the ground of marital or domestic status if the perpetrator:
(a)  on the ground of the aggrieved person’s marital or domestic status or the marital or domestic status of a relative or associate of the aggrieved person, treats the aggrieved person less favourably than in the same circumstances, or in circumstances which are not materially different, the perpetrator treats or would treat a person of a different marital or domestic status or who does not have such a relative or associate of that marital or domestic status, or
(b)  requires the aggrieved person to comply with a requirement or condition with which a substantially higher proportion of persons of a different marital or domestic status, or who do not have a relative or associate of that marital or domestic status, comply or are able to comply, being a requirement which is not reasonable having regard to the circumstances of the case and with which the aggrieved person does not or is not able to comply.
(1A)  For the purposes of subsection (1) (a), something is done on the ground of a person’s marital or domestic status if it is done on the ground of the person’s marital or domestic status, a characteristic that appertains generally to persons of that marital or domestic status or a characteristic that is generally imputed to persons of that marital or domestic status.
(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the circumstances in which a person treats or would treat another person of a different marital or domestic status are not materially different by reason of the fact that the persons between whom the discrimination occurs are not of the same sex.
(3)    (Repealed)