Adverse actions

The General Protections provisions of the Fair Work Act also protect workers from ‘adverse actions’ because they have a workplace right, exercise a workplace right, or propose to exercise a workplace right.

Examples of adverse actions include demotion, refusal of employment or discrimination, or otherwise injuring the person in their employment. For example, an employee cannot be disadvantaged for taking action against an employer. A person living with epilepsy has the right to make a complaint about discrimination to the Fair Work Australia Tribunal, and it is unlawful for an employer to take adverse actions as a result.

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