Employment Law

Beards in Employment – the Sikh, the Rabbi and the Hipster – What Amounts to Discrimination?

Men with beards are often told when attending job interviews or attending their workplace that they need to be clean shaven (i.e. that their beard needs to go) but does such a request amount to discrimination? According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, Commonwealth laws and the state/territory laws generally overlap and prohibit the same…

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Sick Leave and Personal Leave

Accrual of personal/carer’s leave – Is an employer entitled to say that an employee’s personal/carer’s leave will not accrue past a certain number of days? If you are a full-time employee (either permanent or on a fixed term contract) you are entitled to take at least 10 days of personal/carer’s leave each year. Personal/carer’s leave…

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