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Last updated August 2019

This chapter explains what victimisation is and what actions an employee can take against you if they are victimised in your workplace.

What is victimisation?

Definition: Victimisation

Victimisation occurs when a person treats a worker unfairly due to that worker having made a workplace complaint.

Unlawful victimisation is:

  • subjecting or threatening to subject the other person to any detriment; and
  • a substantial reason for the treatment is because the other person, or a person associated with the other person, has made a work complaint.