Adverse Action – An Overview

Posted November 17, 2014 11:48 am

Adverse action is defined in the Fair Work Act 2009 (‘FWA’) as action taken by an employer, principal, employee or industrial association that is deemed unlawful under the General Protections provisions. It includes dismissing or refusing to employ a person, discriminating against a person or otherwise injuring a person in their employment, and extends to action taken by a principal against a contractor or prospective contractor for services.