Help with workplace issues - 3
3. What type of work-related complaints can be made to the Fair Work Ombudsman?
An employee can lodge a workplace complaint with the Fair Work Ombudsman if they believe they aren’t getting the correct:
- conditions (for example annual leave or sick leave, overtime payments, long service leave entitlements)
- workplace rights (for example, if someone tried to force, or has forced, them to sign an agreement); and if
- the employer is threatening to dismiss the worker
A workplace complaint can also be made if it appears that an employer (or prospective employer) is discriminating against an employee and this has occurred on or after 1 July 2009 based on:
Race or skin colour
Physical or mental disability
Family or carer responsibilities
The worker may wish to consider lodging a harassment or discrimination complaint with the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board or the Australian Human Rights Commission if this is the case.
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