COVID-19 vaccinations: resolving workplace issues

Published 9 April 2021

Issues at work might arise for COVID-19 vaccinations. Learn how you can help resolve any workplace issues, what tools and resources are available and where to go for the right help.

What you can do to help resolve workplace issues

We encourage employers and employees to work together to find workable solutions that suit their individual workplaces and staff.

From time to time, issues and disagreements can arise. Resolving workplace issues on your own can be quick and easy with the right tools. In our experience, most workplace issues can be resolved at the workplace.

For information and resources about dealing with issues or conflicts in the workplace, visit Resolving workplace issues during coronavirus.

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Referrals to other government agencies or departments

Other government agencies and departments can help you with these kinds of issues:

Workplace health and safety

For information about work health and safety laws and coronavirus vaccines – contact Safe Work Australia external-icon.png.

For disputes about work health and safety – contact your Commonwealth, state or territory work health and safety regulator or Safe Work Australia.


For disputes about alleged discrimination – contact your state or territory anti-discrimination body (which can consider and investigate breaches of state or territory anti-discrimination laws in workplaces) or contact the Australian Human Rights Commission external-icon.png.

Awards or agreements

For disputes arising under enterprise agreements, other registered agreements or awards – contact the Fair Work Commission external-icon.png.

Unfair dismissal or adverse action

For information and assistance about unfair dismissal or adverse action claims – contact the Fair Work Commission external-icon.png.

Employment contracts

For information about a specific employment contract – you may wish to seek independent legal advice.

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What we can do to help

We can give you general information about your workplace protections under the Fair Work Act. We can also enforce breaches of the general protections provisions in the Fair Work Act. Find out more at Resolving workplace issues during coronavirus.

You can also find out more about our role and how we enforce the Fair Work Act. To ask for our help, please contact us.

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