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Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No 48
Current version for 26 September 2019 to date (accessed 20 February 2020 at 19:34)
Part 4A Division 2 Section 49D
49D   Discrimination against applicants and employees
(1)  It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a person on the ground of disability—
(a)  in the arrangements the employer makes for the purpose of determining who should be offered employment, or
(b)  in determining who should be offered employment, or
(c)  in the terms on which the employer offers employment.
(2)  It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the ground of disability—
(a)  in the terms or conditions of employment which the employer affords the employee, or
(b)  by denying the employee access, or limiting the employee’s access, to opportunities for promotion, transfer or training, or to any other benefits associated with employment, or
(c)  by dismissing the employee, or
(d)  by subjecting the employee to any other detriment.
(3)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to employment—
(a)  for the purposes of a private household, or
(b)  where the number of persons employed by the employer, disregarding any persons employed within the employer’s private household, does not exceed 5, or
(c)  by a private educational authority.
(4)  Nothing in subsection (1) (b) or (2) (c) renders unlawful discrimination by an employer against a person on the ground of the person’s disability if taking into account the person’s past training, qualifications and experience relevant to the particular employment and, if the person is already employed by the employer, the person’s performance as an employee, and all other relevant factors that it is reasonable to take into account, the person because of his or her disability—
(a)  would be unable to carry out the inherent requirements of the particular employment, or
(b)  would, in order to carry out those requirements, require services or facilities that are not required by persons without that disability and the provision of which would impose an unjustifiable hardship on the employer.
(5)  For the purposes of subsection (3) (b), a corporation is taken to be the employer of the employees of any other corporation which, with respect to the firstmentioned corporation, is a related body corporate within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001 of the Commonwealth.