Adverse action does not include:
- action that is authorised by or under the Fair Work Act, or any other law of the Commonwealth, or a law of a state or territory prescribed by the regulations, or
- an employer standing down an employee who is engaged in protected industrial action and who is employed under a contract of employment that provides for standing down in those circumstances.
 Fair Work Act s.342(3).
 Fair Work Act s.342(4).