Persons not covered by the general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 still have protections that they can rely on:
- through Australia’s adherence to ILO conventions, these persons have protection from unlawful termination of employment, and
- there will be various anti-discrimination options available in all states and territories.
You can contact the industrial relations body in your state:
Note: Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory do not have their own industrial relations bodies because they are a part of the national workplace relations system.
If you would like free legal advice or other advisory services there are Community Legal Centres in each state and territory who may be able to assist.
The law institute or law society in your state or territory may be able to refer you to a private solicitor who specialises in workplace law.
Employee and employer organisations may also be able to provide advice and assistance.