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2.3.3 Equal employment opportunity and discrimination

The purpose of the standards, particularly for commercial vehicle driving, is to protect public safety. They should not be used as a barrier to employment per se. The system of conditional licences aims to support employability without compromising road safety by providing for periodic medical review and driving conditions as appropriate.

Commonwealth and state or territory legislation exists to protect workers against unfair discrimination based on disability. If a patient suspects they are being unfairly discriminated against based on the disability outlined on their conditional licence, they may contact their union or the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission or the relevant commission in their state or territory.