Migrant and Refugee Employment Law

As part of our Migrant Employment Law 'Train the Trainer Program' WEstjustice created education materials to help deliver community legal education to migrant workers and infographic materials to assist community workers to deliver legal information and advice to migrant workers.

The resources aim to provide useful tools for agencies, educators, community leaders and others working with vulnerable communities to explain employment and anti-discrimination laws and services.

The community legal education resources are divided into six topics which relate to common employment law issues:

1. Wages and other entitlements
2. Employees, contractors and sham contracting
3. Workplace safety
4. Discrimination
5. Sexual harassment and bullying
6. Unfair dismissal and other entitlements if your employment ends

The resources are as follows:

> PowerPoint Presentation: which provides key information about each of the six topics
> Program Overview: which summarises some key concepts and includes a glossary of some common terms
> Videos: one for each of the six topics
> Scripts: one for each of the six videos
> Activity Sheet and Answers: to accompany each of the six videos

If used in a workshop, classroom or other group setting, the activities provide an opportunity for participants to work together and strengthen their understanding of employment and anti-discrimination law in Australia.  The materials are designed for high post-beginner to intermediate English as additional language students.

 

Topic 1: Wages and other entitlements

Topic 1 Script
Topic 1 Activities
Topic 1 Answers

Topic 2: Employees, contractors and sham contracting

Topic 2 Script
Topic 2 Activities
Topic 2 Answers

Topic 3: Workplace safety

Topic 3 Script
Topic 3 Activities
Topic 3 Answers

Topic 4: Discrimination

Topic 4 Script
Topic 4 Activities
Topic 4 Answers

Topic 5: Sexual harassment and bullying

Topic 5 Script
Topic 5 Activities
Topic 5 Answers

Topic 6: Unfair dismissal and other protections if your employment ends

Topic 6 Script
Topic 6 Activities
Topic 6 Answers

You can find more information about our Train the Trainer Porgram here.

 

Infographics

Our Infographics Project developed a suite of resources to assist lawyers to deliver complex legal advice to clients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

With assistance from designers Tim Rob Don Dow and Stephanie Mulder, illustrator Lillian Darmono, Wyndham Community and Education Centre EAL expert Meg Cotter and community leaders, we developed six infographic story boards (infographics). The infographics set out, with the assistance of pictures, an explanation of the law, the legal options available, as well as the processes and outcomes flowing from those options. The Infographics Project provided paid employment to community leaders to co-design and test the infographics to ensure they were fit for purpose and culturally appropriate.

The infographics are divided into six topics which relate to providing legal assistance on common employment law issues:

These resources were created with support from the Victorian Government, Multicultural Affairs, the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and the Fay Marles Sub-Fund of the Victorian Women's Trust.

We hope that these resources are useful and would greatly appreciate any feedback. Please direct any comments or questions to elp@westjustice.org.au.

You can find more information about our employment legal education programs here.

 

  

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