The Federal Government is looking at changing unfair laws that discourage people from taking a discrimination or sexual harassment complaint to court.
Their review is in response to the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment and its [email protected] report, which revealed that people aren’t taking those complaints to court because of the financial risk of having a ‘costs order’ made against them.
Any changes to the law that come out of the review will apply to all federal discrimination complaints, so it could have wide-ranging effects.
PIAC has made a joint submission to the review with Grata Fund.
Senior Solicitor Mitchell Skipsey joined 2SER Breakfast to discuss how and why laws relating to ‘costs orders’ need to change.