Migrants in Victoria are sometimes treated as an underclass, including in the workplace. They face language and cultural barriers, insecure employment arrangements, and sometimes precarious visa arrangements. These things make them vulnerable to bad employers.
Similarly, workplace mental health and wellbeing is integral part of overall wellness. The risks of developing mental illness for migrants are higher than others.
In every workplace, employers have a legal obligation to ensure the health and safety of workers, including mental health. However, knowledge of workplace rights including psychosocial hazards helps migrants to fight against workplace exploitation, prevent mental health injuries and seek help when needed.
We are organizing a ‘Know Your Rights and Mental Health Awareness in the Workplaces’ information session. This session will help participants to understand their basic workplace rights, common indicators of workplaces that are unsafe for mental health and how to get help.
For more information, please contact: Hari 0473407674.