Workers Compensation Amendment Act

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Student safety in the workplace Aim The aim of this unit is to provide students with an overview of the NSW Acts and legislation that protect workers’ health, safety and welfare including the Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2002, the Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2003 and anti-discrimination legislation. Outcomes On completion of this unit of work, students will be able to: o understand workers’ rights and responsibilities under the Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2002 and the Compensation Legislation Amendment Act 2003 o understand and explain the role of anti-discrimination legislation o understand and explain the different forms of discrimination in the workplace…show more content…
| | | |Has someone spread gossip or false rumours about me? | | | |Have I been excluded from workplace conversations or social events? | | | |Has someone sabotaged my work? | | | |Have I been denied opportunities for training, promotion or interesting work? | | | |Do you feel the treatment is unfair or unjust? | | | |Is the treatment continuous? | | | |Is the treatment directed at you and not at others? | | | |Am I discriminated against in any way? | |…show more content…
Most organisations have a written procedure to resolve workplace problems and difficulties. These are often set out in the organisation’s Policy and Procedures Manual. Set out below is a basic example a grievance procedure: Step 1 If you think it is appropriate, or have tried unsuccessfully, to sort the problem out directly with the person involved, you can then approach your direct supervisor concerning your grievance. Step 2 The difficulty, or problem, is raised with your immediate supervisor. Your supervisor will ask you about the problem and any steps you have taken to deal with the situation. Your supervisor should listen with an open mind, gather all relevant facts and act promptly and fairly. Your supervisor should follow up to ensure that the corrective action has been taken and the cause of the grievance properly addressed. Should you be unwilling to approach your direct supervisor because the grievance concerns them, you can speak with someone else – either their manager or a Contact Officer. Step 3 If the problem is not resolved you may be required to notify senior management or the employer (usually in writing) as to the nature of the grievance, with a request for a meeting to further discuss the problem. Your written grievance should also include any remedy

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