Fair Work Action

Former Employment Minister Eric Abetz has welcomed news that Israel Folau will launch action in the Fair Work Commission.

Mr Folau’s claim follows Senator Abetz raising possible breaches of the Fair Work Laws.

“It’s important we get a clear understanding of whether this termination was lawful and the commencement of proceedings in the Commission will be helpful in clarifying the law,” Senator Abetz said.

“Julia Gillard’s Fair Work Laws carefully included provisions to make it unlawful for employers to discriminate on the basis of religion and ensured that employers could not contract out of those requirements.”

“I look forward to monitoring this case as it progresses through the Commission,” Senator Abetz concluded.

 

About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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