The Fair Work Commission has published an updated version of the General protections benchbook.
The updated version reflects recent changes to the Privacy Act 1988 to include workplace rights that are intended to protect employees and others from disadvantage or other adverse consequences if they decide not to download or use the COVIDSafe app.
The benchbook contains plain English summaries of the key principles of general protections case law and how these have been applied in Commission decisions. It is designed to provide information to parties to assist in the preparation of material for matters before the Commission.
The General protections benchbook is designed to be read online and can be accessed on the Commission’s website. A printable version of the benchbook is also available for download.