General protections and workplace rights

It has become popular for former employees to initiate general protections’ claims based upon the statutory case of action in…

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Workplace rights and employer policies

A lawyer has lost a general protections case brought against a law firm in the Federal Court alleging that he…

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Workplace rights to comfort breaks at work

In a recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia it has been judicially held that Australian employees have a…

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General protections; refusing to work overtime may be workplace right

“In theoretical terms, I accept that the entitlement to refuse to perform overtime work may amount to a workplace right. …

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Workplace right defined by general protections

Under the Fair Work Act, the most common general protections’ claim pursued involves an allegation that an employee suffered adverse…

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General protections; what is a workplace right?

Currently, there is a legal and judicial controversy as to what constitutes a workplace right for the purposes of the…

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Does an employee have a workplace right to refuse to work overtime?

“In theoretical terms, I accept that the entitlement to refuse to perform overtime work may amount to a workplace right. …

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General protections; when will a person have a workplace right?

A Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia has today taken a refreshing look at what constitutes the exercise…

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General protections; exercising a workplace right

What is the exercise of a workplace right for the purposes of the general protections? “The ambit of what amounts…

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Fair work general protections; what is a workplace right

In simplistic terms, one of the general protections under the Fair Work At provides that it is unlawful (ie a…

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