Employment issues and your rights at work These resources are from the Employment Law Centre WA. If you have been dismissed from your employment, be aware that you may have as little as 21 days to make a claim. I don’t wish to attend the workplace as a precaution. Can I refuse to go to work? My employer has directed me not to attend the workplace for health/safety reasons, but I am still being paid my wage. Can they do this? I can’t go to work as I need to take care of my child or another person who is unwell I can’t go to work as I am unwell I can’t go to work as I am self-isolating or in quarantine I am a permanent employee and I’ve been stood down without pay. Can my employer do this? Can I be paid my leave while I’m stood down? I’m not sure if I’ve been stood down or dismissed Can I work for another employer while I’ve been stood down? I’m a casual employee and I’m being given less shifts or I’m not being given shifts at all because of the coronavirus. Can my employer do this? I’m a permanent employee and my employer wants to reduce my pay rate, my hours of work, or other conditions because of the coronavirus. Can they do this? I’ve been dismissed because my employer can’t afford to pay me due to the coronavirus situation I have been dismissed and I don’t know the reason I have been dismissed (or punished) because I have coronavirus or because I complained about safety standards Can I get government assistance or further information? Questions about JobKeeper Information on the JobKeeper scheme for national system employees State system JobKeeper provisions (from the Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation & Safety) If you are unsure whether you are a national or state system employee, see the fact sheet from the Employment Law Centre - National system employee or state system employee: which one are you? The main way to contact the Employment Law Centre is to call the Advice Line on 1300 130 956 or (08) 9227 0111or complete an online enquiry form. If you cannot get through on the phone, please complete an online enquiry form. Further COVID-19 employee rights information and resources here.