Soft piano music plays Man 1, off screen Thanks for coming in, Jane. Take a seat. Door latch clicks Woman 1, off screen You should just do whatever work you can find and focus onraising your children. Woman 2, off screen We’ve already hired someone else to replace you. Woman 1 Our normal business hours are8.00am to 6.00pm and if you can’t do those hoursthen it is just not going to work.
You’ll need to start your maternity leave early. Yeah, it is too much of an unknown for us. Your position has been made redundant. You won’t be able to perform at such a high levelsix weeks before your due date. Are you sure you want to have the baby? Man 2 off screen You have rights.You don’t need to go to court to raise them. Knowing the law can help you keep your job. Take action to protect your job and your family.
Speak to a lawyer it’s easy, free and confidential. 110,000 women each year help make pregnancy discrimination. .difficult to ignore. Know your rights. Soft piano music ends.
National Employment Law Australia I Go To Court Lawyers
Your rights under Australia’s National Employment Law As an employee in Australia, you are protectedby national employment law at federal andor the stateterritory levels. If you are facingan issue at work, it is useful to know about the national employment laws The Fair Work System The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) is the most importantemployment law in Australia. It establishes the Fair Work System, which has the 10 minimumNational Employment Standards. The Standards outline the maximum number of working hoursyour employer can require you to work, flexible
working arrangements, parental leave, annual leave and other entitlements. Compassionate leave and long service leave are also covered. Regulations under national employment law onpublic holidays and termination and redundancy are also outlined in the Standards. Your Basic Rights under theNational Employment Standards The Standards are designed to protect yourrights as a worker. Every applicable contract, award, or enterprise agreement must allowfor these 10 standards at minimum. For example, your employer cannot ask you to work morethan 38 hours in a week unless it is reasonable
to do so. If you have worked for the sameemployer for 12 months or more and you satisfy certain criteria, you have the right to requestflexible working arrangements, though your employer can refuse the request if there arereasonable ground for doing so. The Standards state that you have the right to four weeksof paid annual leave each year. Termination and Notice PeriodsThe Standards require written notices for termination and minimum notice periods rangingfrom one to five weeks, depending on how long you have been working for your employer andyour age. Note that the notice period can be longer if you and your employer have agreedon a longer period, and minimum notice periods
will not apply if you have been summarilyterminated due to misconduct. If you work in a small business, your dismissal may becovered by the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code. Are You Covered by the Fair Work System Most workers â€“ including foreign workersâ€“ in any occupation and industry are covered by the Fair Work System, but there are exceptions.If you work for a state or local government, it is likely that your workplace falls understate legislation, rather than national employment law, unless your employer is in the ACT orthe NT. In WA, sole traders, partnerships, nontrading corporations, and unincorporatedentities are not covered by the Fair Work
System, and most state and local governmentworkplaces also fall under the state laws. If your issue is related to workers compensationor work health and safety, then it is covered by state legislation. Workplace Discrimination and Equality The national discrimination law make it unlawful for employers to discriminate on the grounds of race, age, sex, disability, and other grounds. The sex discriminationlegislation is broad in scope as it covers marital status as well as other issues suchas pregnancy, potential pregnancy, and family
responsibilities. The gender equality lawis aimed at encouraging equal treatment in the work place, though it does not confera specific right and only obligates employers with more than 100 staff to report on genderequality data. Your employment contract itself will also determine the terms of your employmentand thereby be an important document for understanding your rights at work. What can I do if my employment rights havebeen violated? If you have been discriminated against orif your rights have been violated in some way, you could have a valid claim againstyour employer. You can lodge an application