Equal opportunity laws

Equal opportunity laws protect against discrimination in a number of areas of public life, including employment. In Western Australia the main equal opportunity law is the state Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA). There are also a number of national equal opportunity laws. Employees in Western Australia are covered by both state and national equal opportunity laws, regardless of which system of employment law they are in. For more information on discrimination, see our fact sheet Discrimination and sexual harassment.