The Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (the Act) says that you can complain if YOU are:
- the person who was affected by the discrimination or other conduct
- a person who was affected and you want to complain on your own behalf and on behalf of other people who were also affected
- a trade union and you have a member or members affected by the discrimination or other conduct
- an organisation affected by discrimination or other conduct
- the agent or are acting on behalf of a person affected by discrimination or other conduct
- a person on behalf of a person affected by the discrimination, with the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner's approval.
- you must complain within 12 months of the discrimination or other conduct happening.
- there is no fee for lodging your complaint
- there are no fees payable to the Commissioner's office during the process
- there is no age limit on who can make a complaint, but there are special processes if the person is under 18 years of age.
- you do not have to live in Tasmania to complain: if the act happened in Tasmania, it is likely to be covered by the Act; the Act may also apply to conduct that has a clear connection to Tasmania.
The complaint flowchart describes the process once a complaint is lodged with Equal Opportunity Tasmania.