All workers have rights under both general legislation and occupational health and safety legislation. Here you can find out more about what those rights are.
However some workers in Victoria, if they are employed by a federal government department or enterprise, or by a company which is self-insured under Comcare, come under the Comcare system and the Work Health Safety Act.
In June 2007 the ACTU declared a Charter of workplace rights for occupational health and safety and workers' compensation that sets out the minimum health and safety and compensation standards the union movement believes all workers should have - see the item below.
Last amended April 2015
- Basic Rights
- The Occupational Health and Safety Rights of Workers
- Can a worker be dismissed for OHS reasons?
- Women and OHS
- Casual (and Labour Hire) Workers - What are the employer's responsibilities?
- The right to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment
- Charter of Workplace Rights
- Rest/meal breaks - what am I entitled to?
- Discrimination for OHS reasons
- Discrimination and harassment
- Young workers and OHS
- Right to refuse unsafe work
- Workers' Compensation: What are your rights?
- Workers and medical appointments