Coercion means forcing someone to act or not act by using intimidation, threats, or physical force.

Coercion in the workplace refers to situations where an individual or a group is pressured to make decisions or take actions against their will, often through threats, intimidation, or actual force. This could include pressuring an employee to work extra hours without pay, to not join a union, or to ignore unsafe work practices. Coercion is illegal and goes against Fair Work practices.

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