Anonymous Report tool for migrant workers
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched an Anonymous Report tool and updated translated information on its website to enable workers from migrant backgrounds to more easily understand workplace rights.
The Anonymous Report tool enables workers to easily and confidentially report issues they are experiencing in the workplace and is available in a range of languages, including Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Filipino, Portuguese, Thai and Nepali.
This new resource aims to break down some of the barriers that workers from migrant backgrounds face when dealing with workplace issues, such as limited English skills, cultural barriers and a lack of awareness of workplace rights.
Information gathered through the Anonymous Report tool will enable the Fair Work Ombudsman to further target its compliance and education activities to improve knowledge of workplace rights for migrant workers.
The enhanced translated information available on the Fair Work Ombudsman website also aims to inform workers from migrant backgrounds about provisions and rights in the workplace via videos, downloadable resources, and information about pay, leave, ending employment and dealing with issues in the workplace.