Employee rights



It's important to know your basic rights and entitlements as a worker. That way you can make sure you're getting what you deserve, and that you're not being scammed by an unscrupulous employer.

Head on over to the Employment rights section of our Jobs & careers section for info and tips about your rights as an employee including

  • How to look out for dodgy job ads
  • How to make sure you're getting paid the right amount
  • What you should know about contracts
  • Your rights as a casual worker
  • Health and safety issues
  • How to deal with workplace violence


Find out more about your rights and employer responsibilities on these sites:

JobWatch - Employment Rights Legal Centre
A Victorian Community Legal Centre specialising in employment law.

Victorian WorkCover Authority - Worksafe
Safety issues and obligations in the workplace.

Fair Work Online
Provides information and advice about Australia's workplace relations system and helps people to understand their workplace rights and responsibilities.