The right to a healthy, safe workplace
Workplace health and safety legislation requires employers to ensure that workplaces are both physically and mentally healthy for all employees. This means steps must be taken to ensure that the working environment does not harm mental wellbeing or aggravate an existing condition.
Under each state’s work health and safety (WH&S) legislation, your employer is obligated, so far as is reasonably practicable, to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This means they must take action to prevent or lessen potential risks to the health and safety of you and your colleagues, including your mental wellbeing.
In practice, this gives you a right to working conditions that do not cause a mental health condition or aggravate any existing mental health condition.
Get an overview of existing and proposed WH&S laws at SafeWork Australia.