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Can my boss sack me because I am pregnant?

Answer

Sacking any worker for being pregnant is discrimination and is not allowed under federal legislation. It is also discrimination to sack a worker because of their age, race, gender, sexuality, marital status, HIV positive status or disability. Sacking for these things may be unlawful in certain circumstances.

Discrimination claims can be made with Fair Work Australia within 12 months.

SWOP can provide referrals to community legal centres. Phone our information line on (02) 9206 2166.