Are you a student studying in Australia and have a casual or part time job?
Things You Need To Know
- It is illegal for an employer to treat you any differently to other workers based on your gender, religion or nationality
- You may be entitled to penalty rates for working at night, on the weekend or on public holidays
- Your employer cannot fire you if you are away from work temporarily due to illness
If you are having troubles with any of the above, the Fair Work Ombudsman provides a free service to all people working in Australia. They have a range of information available on their website to help you understand your rights at work.