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Family and domestic violence general protections: new fact sheet published

13 Mar 2024

We have published a plain language fact sheet on some recent changes to the general protections under the Fair Work Act 2009.

General protections changes: family and domestic violence

The Fair Work Act prohibits an employer from taking adverse action against an employee, or potential employee, because of their protected attribute. These laws cover most employees and businesses.

From 15 December 2023, ‘subjection to family and domestic violence’ is a protected attribute.

Download: Changes to general protections: Family and domestic violence (pdf)

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Visit our website to learn more about the general protections including who the general protections laws cover.

Find out about other upcoming changes on our Closing Loopholes Acts – what’s changing page.


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