It is against the law for an employer to take adverse action against an employee for a prohibited reason.
It is against the law for an employer to take adverse action against an employee for a prohibited reason. Adverse action is any action which alters the employee to their prejudice, causes real detriment or harm or results in dismissal.An employer cannot take adverse action against an employee if it is because the employee is exercising a workplace right or engaging in industrial activity.
Workplace rights include taking leave, negotiating an enterprise agreement, taking protected industrial action, refusing unreasonable overtime, participating in dispute resolution, making a complaint or enquiry or reasonably refusing to work a public holiday. Industrial activities include recruiting employees to the union, seeking union advice, posting notices at work, joining the union, attending union training.
If you feel you have experienced adverse action in your workplace, contact us today.