Employment Lawyer Charlotte Campbell from Fair Work Employment Lawyers answers 12 common questions about workers rights during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Workers are claiming to have been sacked after contracting the coronavirus COVID-19. Employment Lawyer Charlotte Campbell says it is unlawful to be dismissed from employment while you are sick. Watch this video to find out your workplace rights as the coronavirus continues to spread.
Workers who are directed to not come into the office or to work from home because of Coronavirus COVID-19 fears should be paid. Industrial advocate Miles Heffernan says full-time and part-time staff should not use their accrued sick pay while on Coronavirus leave. Meanwhile, casual workers who lose shifts or work hours and income because of fears of the virus could be eligible to make a discrimination claim.
This short explainer will guide you through how to make a WorkCover claim. Leading industrial advocate Miles Heffernan has some important tips and advice for people who are injured at work about how to go about making a successful WorkCover claim in Australia, whether your injury is physical or psychological.
Can you legally refuse to take a drug and alcohol test at work – and what happens if you do? Leading industrial advocate Miles Heffernan talks about the legality of work drug and alcohol tests, and what you should do if you return a non-negative or a positive result.
A survey by the United Voice Union found that 9 out of 10 female workers in the hospitality industry experience sexual harassment on the job. Industrial advocate Miles Heffernan says no one deserves to be sexually harassed in the workplace, whether they are employed in bars, pubs, nightclubs, hotels or restaurants. He has advice and tips for workers who want to know how to deal with sexual harassment and how to make a sexual harassment complaint.