Workplace Bullying and Discrimination
Employers have legal duties to treat employees fairly and protect them from health and safety risks. This means all workers have the right to a workplace that is free from bullying, harassment and discrimination. Despite legal protections, many workers still find themselves exposed to bullying, harassment and discrimination. Australian Unions is here to support and advise workers on these issues. In this section you will find information on:
Know My Rights: Changes to workplace discrimination
From 7th December 2022 all working Australians, across every industry, are more protected against discrimination from their employers.
Workplace discrimination occurs when a person, or a group of people, is treated less favourably than another person or group because of their background or particular personal characteristics. Commonwealth and state discrimination laws protect people from discrimination on the basis of their: In the workplace, being treated unfairly because of your race, age or other…
Know My Rights: Protection against sexual harassment
The top priority is to make sure you, or the person you are supporting, feels safe.
Workplace Bullying and Harassment
Bullying and harassment harms the physical and mental health of workers. It is a serious health and safety issue that must be managed and prevented by employers. Everyone should feel safe and supported at work. To help protect yourself from this health risk, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what bullying and harassment…