Many business owners or employers consider their employees as assets and implement all safety measures to keep them safe. However, it is still not possible to avoid all accidents at all times. Suffering pain and stress due to an accident at work is extremely daunting as they go through a lot of physical and psychological pain. They have to weigh their options and decide on a course of action towards an injury claim.
Basically, employment law covers all rights and obligations within the employer-employee relationship — be it the present employees or former employees. Today, Employment law entails legal issues as varied as discrimination, wrongful termination, wages and taxation, and workplace safety due of the intricacy of employment relationships and the complexity of situations that may occur; therefore, many of these issues must be governed by applicable federal and state law. To prevent possible problematic situations to occur, a valid contract should be agreed upon by the employer and the employee. Stating contract law alone may present and hereby impose the rights and duties of the parties.
It is evident that all employees need to exercise their basic rights in the office or workplace. This includes the right to privacy, fair compensation, and freedom from discrimination based on age, gender, race, national origin, or religion.
For more on your obligations as the business owner, check this out: https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-topics/employing-people/employers-obligations