Equal employment opportunity

As an employer, Moreland City Council has a legal obligation to avoid discrimination as set out in the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and Victorian and Federal anti-discrimination laws. Under these laws a person has the right to be appointed to a position if they are the best person for the job, regardless of their background or personal characteristics.

Council is committed to ensuring that all employees and potential employees have the right to be treated equitably and fairly regardless of:

  • age
  • carer status, family responsibilities and parental status
  • disability (including physical, sensory and intellectual disability, work related injury, medical conditions, mental, psychological and learning disabilities)
  • employment activity
  • gender identity, lawful sexual activity and sexual orientation
  • industrial activity
  • marital status
  • physical features
  • political belief or activity
  • pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity and ethnic origin)
  • religious belief or activity
  • sex, and
  • personal association with someone who has, or is assumed to have, one of those personal characteristics.

The Council Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is overseen by our appointed contact officers, who ensure the policy is upheld. We take our commitment to equal employment opportunity very seriously.

Victorian Human Rights Commission has more information about discrimination and workplace rights and responsibilities.