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Everyone in Australia’s national workplace relations system has rights called ‘general protections’. They come from the Fair Work Act 2009 and include:
Read the Workplace rights page for more information.
These rights are protected - employees can’t be treated differently or worse because they have or exercise a right. Some of the actions that employers can’t take, include:
See What are workers protected from for details about what each of these are.
If you have experienced any of these actions, visit our Coercion and workplace rights section to find out what you can do and how we can help.
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The information contained on this website is general in nature. If you are unsure about how it applies to your situation you can call our Infoline on 13 13 94 or speak with a union, industry association or workplace relations professional.
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