Workplace Rights

Workplace Rights

Employers must not take adverse action against an employee because that person:

  • has a workplace right;
  • has (or has not) exercised a workplace right; or
  • proposes (or proposes not) to exercise a workplace right; or
  • to prevent a person from exercising a workplace right.

Workplace rights and broadly categorised as follows:

Workplace rightsExamples
Right to minimum entitlementsEmployer must not harm employee because employee has a right under the NES to take parental leave.
Right to workplace role or responsibilityEmployer must not harm employee because employee has a role under an enterprise agreement, such as: WH&S representative or site safety committee member.
Right to participate in process or proceedingEmployer must not harm employee because employee gave a statement to an inspector as part of an Ombudsman’s investigation.
Right to make a complaint or inquiryEmployer must not harm employee because employee has complained to the employer.

Contact Information

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