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VIC Employment Law - Concerns for My Safety Regarding New Job

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Sdowden, 19 April 2016.

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  1. Sdowden

    Sdowden Active Member

    17 December 2015
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    Hey guys,

    I've just started a new job. In the interview, I was told the person I was replacing didn't like the area because the clients were a bit "blokey" and she felt a little worried, so they were looking for a male.

    2 days into the job I found out the real reason from one of the clients, the girl was attacked and bashed, not once, but twice. The area is a rough area and I haven't had much of an issue other than a few locals yelling at me while doing my job.

    I have asked the HR person if there is anything I need to know about why the girl isn't doing the area, only to be told it was nothing really, however, every other person working in public have been offered a alert thing, while I haven't.

    If I had of known what happened, I would have asked for more money, almost a "danger wage".

    What should & can I do about this under Employment Law? I need this job.
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

    28 April 2014
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    So, you were lied to by your employer at the interview?
    Not exactly a good basis upon which to start.
    Time to start looking for a new job?

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