Other discrimination in employment
The complainant was placed with the respondent food services and utilities management company by a labour-hire company. She claimed she was encouraged to apply for permanent employment with the company but her application was unsuccessful and she was banned from the premises because of her criminal record. The complainant had been convicted of traffic infringements, trespassing and providing misleading information.
On being advised of the complaint, the company indicated a willingness to try to resolve the complaint by conciliation.
The complaint was resolved with an agreement that the company re-consider the complainant’s application and review its anti-discrimination policies with a focus on legislation regarding criminal record discrimination. The complainant’s application was successful and she commenced employment with company.