The benchbooks have been developed by the Fair Work Commission in accordance with our Future Directions plan. We will develop other benchbooks as required.
The Commission’s benchbooks are plain language guides to the Fair Work legislation. They set out the key principles of case law on topics including unfair dismissal, anti-bullying, general protections, agreement making and industrial action. The benchbooks contain information on how the legislation and case law have been applied in Commission decisions. They are designed to help parties prepare their material for matters before the Commission.
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