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Fair Work Amendment (Respect at Work) Regulations 2021

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  • - F2021L00972
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This instrument amends the Fair Work Regulations 2009 to give effect to recommendation 31 of the Respect@Work: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace by adding sexual harassment to the list of conduct falling within the definition of ‘serious misconduct’ and supports amendments that would be made by the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 to include ‘sexual harassment’ in the existing stop-bullying jurisdiction.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 09 Jul 2021
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Fair Work Amendment (Respect at Work) Regulations 2021

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 08 July 2021

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Michaelia Cash

Minister for Industrial Relations

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Part 1—Amendments commencing day after registration                                                    2

Fair Work Regulations 2009                                                                                                               2

Part 2—Amendments relating to commencement of the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021                                                                                           3

Fair Work Regulations 2009                                                                                                               3

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Fair Work Amendment (Respect at Work) Regulations 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this instrument is registered.

10 July 2021

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The day after this instrument is registered.

10 July 2021

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Fair Work Act 2009.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

Part 1Amendments commencing day after registration

Fair Work Regulations 2009

1  Regulation 1.03

Insert:

sexually harass has the meaning given by section 28A of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

Note:          Other parts of speech and grammatical forms of “sexually harass” (for example, “sexual harassment”) have a corresponding meaning (see section 18A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901).

2  At the end of paragraph 1.07(3)(a)

Add:

                       or (iv)  sexual harassment;

3  At the end of subregulation 5.01(2)

Add:

                   ; (e)  being satisfied under subregulation 6.07A(7) that a person making an application to the FWC under subsection 789FC(1) of the Act will suffer serious hardship if the person is required to pay the fee for the application.

Part 2Amendments relating to commencement of the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021

Fair Work Regulations 2009

4  Regulation 1.03 (definition of sexually harass)

Repeal the definition (including the note).

5  Part 6‑4B (heading)

After “bullied”, insert “or sexually harassed”.

6  Division 2 of Part 6‑4B (heading)

After “bullied”, insert “or sexually harassed”.