The Young Workers Legal Service is an initiative of SA Unions and provides free work-related advice to workers under the age of 30.
The Service provides free information and advice to people under the age of 30 about workplace problems and has represented them in matters including:
- underpayment of wages
- unfair dismissal
- apprenticeships and traineeships
- sexual harassment
We offer face to face appointments with trained volunteers, who can discuss your issue with you, and provide:
- legal advice
- assistance with strategies to deal with the dispute at your workplace
- assistance with lodging applications with relevant legal bodies
- information on your legal rights and responsibilities
- information about your entitlements under your Award or Workplace Agreement
The advice is free of charge but young workers are responsible for legal costs incurred, including lodgement fees, obtaining evidence and attending Tribunal hearings.
The service strongly encourages membership of your trade union. If we represent you in any way, we will expect you to seriously consider joining your union. This is to ensure that if an issue arises in the future, you will have access to expert assistance relevant to your industry, both in and outside of the workplace. Young Workers Legal Service will provide you with information about your relevant union.
All information given is strictly confidential unless specified and consent is given by the young worker.