In Australia, the worker is well-protected. There are many laws in relation to minimum wage levels and workers’ unions help enforce people’s rights. Many industries have their own tribunals to settle disputes between unions which represent the workers, the workers themselves and employers, and if this fails to resolve the issue, then persons can always seek settlement within the court system. Workers rights are strictly protected by the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth).
Minimum wage levels vary according to the industry worked in.
According to the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth), in Australia
employers may not restrict the right of employees to join unions. Unions are collective groups to which employees belong and act as representative bodies to protect workers’ rights.
Equal Opportunity Policy
Racial and gender slurs and activities in the workplace are also wholly unacceptable: under Australian law, such acts constitutes assault and the person making the remark or doing the act may be charged under criminal law as well as sued under civil law by the victim in order to receive damages to compensate them for injuries sustained.