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General Protections Under the Fair Work Act

General Protections Under the Fair Work Act

Donaghey, T; Goodwin, E, 2019

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A single resource for practitioners and HR professionals dealing with claims under Part 3-1 of the Fair Work Act


Format: Paperback


The general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act (Part 3-1) are intended to protect workplace rights, promote freedom of association and provide protection from workplace discrimination. Written by lawyers experienced in the field, General Protections Under the Fair Work Act is a single volume resource uniquely focused entirely upon Part 3-1 and providing guidance for legal practitioners and HR professionals who deal with proposing, issuing or responding to claims under the Act. The authors give detailed consideration to examine the legislative provisions underpinning each of the causes of action which exist under Part 3-1; examine the relevant case law; and analyse the relief available under the Act.



• A single resource on employment law protections
• Provides analysis and guidance
• Practical focus


Related Titles

Donaghey, Termination of Employment, 2nd edition, 2012
Catanzariti & Egan, Workplace Bullying, 2015
Catanzariti et al, Fair Work Act and Related Legislation 2017-2018
Harpur, Quick Reference Card: Anti-Discrimination Law in the Workplace, 2016


Tim Donaghey is a barrister practising mainly in Melbourne and Sydney.

Emma Goodwin Senior Associate practising in workplace and safety law with MinterEllison in Melbourne. She has extensive experience in the area of employment and industrial relations law, having spent several years as a Senior Associate in private practice with Clayton Utz and King & Wood Mallesons in Melbourne and three years as a Senior Lawyer and Principal Lawyer (a/g) with the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Background to Part 3-1 and Procedural Issues
Chapter 2 Core Concepts: Adverse Action, Multiple Reasons and The Reverse Onus
Chapter 3 The Concept and Protection of Workplace Rights
Chapter 4 The Protection in Relation to Industrial Activity and Associated Protections
Chapter 5 The Protections Against Coercion, Misrepresentation and Undue Influence
Chapter 6 The Protections Against Discrimination
Chapter 7 The Protections in Relation to Sham Contracting
Chapter 8 Liability and Remedies in Relation to Part 3-1

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