Marital Status

Marital Status of a person in the EOA means the status or condition of being:
a)     Single;
b)     Married;
c)     Married but living separately and apart from one’s spouse;
d)     Divorced; or
e)     Widowed.

Discrimination on the grounds of a person’s marital status occurs where a person of a particular martial status is treated less favourably than another person of a different martial status, in circumstances that are same or not materially different.

The acts of discrimination can be in employment, education, provision of goods and services and provision of accommodation.