The following Q&A is for employees whose employment is affected by Stage 4 COVID-19 government restrictions. This information is accurate as at 7 August 2020. Updates will be provided as further information becomes available.
In response to the unprecedented demand on the JobWatch Telephone Information Service following the COVID–19 pandemic, JobWatch has released a ‘COVID–19: Employment Rights Q&A.’ This information is accurate as at 23 March 2020. Updates will be provided as further information becomes available.
JobWatch acknowledges and is grateful for the financial support of Victoria Law Foundation in supporting this Q&A.
An employment rights legal centre which operates out of Victoria and provides assistance to Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian workers about their rights at work.
Some of our functions include:
A free and confidential telephone information and referral service for Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian workers.
Community legal education, including training, seminars and the production of a variety of publications on employment law and workers’ rights.
Representation and assistance for disadvantaged workers through a legal casework practice.
Campaign and law reform activity with a view to promoting workplace justice and equity for all workers.
JobWatch is an independent, not-for-profit Employment Rights Community Legal Centre. JobWatch acknowledges and is grateful for the financial and other support it has received from both the Commonwealth of Australia Attorney-General’s Department, the Victorian State Government and Victoria Legal Aid. We are also grateful for the financial assistance of the Collier Charitable Fund and Victoria Law Foundation.
JobWatch acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we are located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors, and Elders, past, present and emerging.
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JobWatch is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of information it collects from callers to its Telephone Information Service (TIS).
This policy applies to all records, whether hard copy or electronic, containing personal information about individuals, and to all TIS discussions.
In the conduct of its operations, JobWatch intends to comply with the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic) and the 10 Information Privacy Principles which govern the collection, use, handling and disclosure of personal and sensitive information.
JobWatch endeavours to ensure that any concerns about privacy and confidentiality are dealt with speedily and effectively in the interests of the affected person.
If you have a concern regarding the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information, you can email your concern to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response as soon as possible.
If you would like further information regarding privacy and confidentiality you can refer to the Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner or the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.