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Conditions at work

All workers, even juniors and casuals, have workplace rights in South Australia. You have a right not to be discriminated against or harassed. More information about this can be found in this section. You also have other rights. Find out more about these by using the links below:

Your employer should talk to you about your basic conditions:


For more information about your rights at work, see the ACTU website - Your Rights at Work for Students, or the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

Here is an example of unfair treatment at work:

Kazumi, an international student did unpaid trial work at a café over a couple of busy weekends. When she completed the trial work, she was told she wasn’t up to scratch and was no longer required. Unless Kazumi was undertaking work experience through education, she was entitled to be paid. Kazumi went to the Fair Work Ombudsman because it didn’t seem right. The Fair Work Ombudsman met with the café employer to explain their obligations for trial work and Kazumi was paid for the shifts that she worked.
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