What is a workplace right?

An employer is prohibited from taking adverse action against a person as a result of a person’s workplace right, the exercise or non-exercise of that right, or the person’s proposal to exercise or not exercise a workplace right in the future.
A person has a 'workplace right' if they:

  • are entitled to the benefit, or have a role or responsibility under a workplace law, workplace instrument or order of an industrial body (for example, an entitlement or benefit such as personal leave);
  • are able to initiate, or participate in, a process or proceeding under a workplace law or instrument (for example, the participation in protected industrial action); or
  • are able to make a complaint under a workplace law to seek compliance with that law or an industrial instrument (for example, an application to the Fair Work Commission for the initiation of unfair dismissal proceedings, or a complaint to the Fair Work Ombudsman).

Conduct & Performance | EEO & Privacy

Preventing sexual harassment [infographic]

By on 16th Mar 2018

Employers and the general public are becoming increasingly aware of the issue of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. Download our infographic with the latest statistics and suggestions for preventing sexual harassment.