Focus areas for our work on workplace rights

Dismissed workers project

Justice Connect and JobWatch have developed a referral pathway for workers with general protections or unfair dismissal conciliations in the Fair Work Commission. If a person is eligible for assistance, we use our network of pro bono lawyers to ensure they get the legal support their need at the conciliation. If no settlement is reached, we consider whether we can help further.

Wage theft

All too often, employers are not paying employees’ full entitlements. We can refer people to our network of pro bono lawyers for advice on their claim and options, and representation in making a claim.

Workplace sexual harassment & discrimination

Everyone should feel safe at work. But many employers are not doing enough to stop sexual harassment and discrimination in their workplace. We connect people with legal information to empower them to use their workplace rights, and can help people pursue claims against employers.

Modern slavery and migrant workers

Every year, thousands of workers come to Australia in circumstances where they are susceptible exploitation. Unaware of their workplace rights and protections, these workers are often subjected to slave-like conditions where they are severely underpaid and exploited. Working with community legal centres and our network of pro bono lawyers, we connect these workers with the legal advice and assistance they need.

Our other priority groups and projects

Our services

We’ve spent 25 years connecting people and community groups who need help with the lawyers who help them via our network of over 10,000 pro bono lawyers.

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