Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigations

Workplace Investigations - Do it yourself or call in an expert Conducting workplace investigations into employee misconduct or complaints such as b...
Misconduct Investigation

Misconduct Investigation

Misconduct Investigation - employers are often required to conduct investigations into the misconduct of their employees, at times the behaviour of th...
workplace sexual harassment

workplace sexual harassment

Workplace sexual harassment what can you do? When faced with workplace sexual harassment a question many people ask is "what can I do?" especially ...
workplace misconduct

Workplace Misconduct

Workplace Misconduct - Things to consider when terminating an employee Recently an employee who was terminated for workplace misconduct as as resul...
Workplace Bullying training Sydney NSW

Workplace Bullying Training

Workplace Bullying Training - What are you doing? Workplace bullying can be costly to employers and organisations thought the loss of valuable staf...
Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying is an issue that is still facing an increasing number of employers and adversely affecting many employees. To address these issu...
Summary dismissal

Summary dismissal

Summary dismissal - Do you have the grounds In light of the  XL Express Pty Ltd decision at the Fair Work Commission, I think it's time to review S...
Bullying laws

Bullying laws

Bullying laws Bullying laws cover company boards after landmark decision - Board directors and chairpersons will be able to seek anti-bullying orders...
Anti Bullying Order

Anti Bullying Order

Anti Bullying Order - worker or volunteer Anti Bullying Order - worker or volunteer - The question as to whether a person is an employee or volunteer...
Investigating bullying

Investigating bullying

Investigating bullying Investigating bullying - Why you should conduct a thorough and systematic investigation An example of where a lack of inves...
Post employment restraints

Post employment restraints

Post employment restraints Post employment restraints -  Employee not longer need to photocopy the client list or save it onto a USB in order to poac...
Workplace Investigation Misconduct Complaints Grievances

Workplace Investigator

Workplace Investigator - Why you should have a trusted one on speed dial. Workplace Investigator - Having a relationship with a workplace investigato...
Business protection

Business protection

Business protection Business protection - put out the fire with the S.A.F.E method When is comes to Business protection workplace complaints about m...
Misconduct Investigations - Bias

Workplace Investigation

Workplace Investigation Workplace Investigation - what can you do with uncooperative parties during an investigation. An issue that may be confron...
Email misuse dismissal fair

Email misuse dismissal fair

Email misuse dismissal fair Email misuse dismissal fair - Email and misconduct - unfair dismissal case confirms the importance of trust and confidenc...

Social media case

Social media case Social media case - Recently at the Fair Work Commission in the case of Renton v Bendigo Health Care Group [2016] FWC 9089, it was ...

FWC unfair dismissal

FWC Unfair dismissal The importance of considering other factors when terminating employees FWC unfair dismissal - A Qantas flight attendant who was...

Adverse action

Adverse action and award compliance - the cost of getting it wrong The director of a Melbourne brothel has been ordered to pay a former receptionist ...

National Employment Standards

The National Employment Standards The National Employment Standards (NES) are 10 minimum employment entitlements that are set out in the Fair Work Ac...

Social media unfair dismissal

Social media - unfair dismissal Singh V Aerocare Flight Support Pty Ltd [2016] FWC 6186 Social media unfair dismissal. A decision by the Fair Work...

Big IR fines proposed

Big IR fines proposed Employers are being urged to ensure that they review their efforts to comply with industrial instruments and the National Emplo...
swearing in the workplace

swearing in the workplace

Swearing in the workplace is it a sackable offence? While it may be argued that swearing has become more acceptable in general use, swearing in the w...

Complaint handling

Complaint handling Complaint handling can be a difficult part of HR, what to do, what approach to take, how do you decide? Getting it wrong when i...

Lorna Jane case

Lorna Jane case. The Lorna Jane case where an employee is suing her employer over bullying claims is currently before a court in Brisbane. The com...
Post employment restraints

minimum employment period

Minimum employment period In the unfair dismissal matter of Cole v Endless Solar Operations P/L the respondent, a small business employer, raised a j...

Evidence rules

Evidence 2 Evidence rules Evidence rules - When conducting a workplace investigation there are rules relating to evidence that you need to be aware...
Evidence

Evidence Part 1

Evidence Workplace Investigations - what is evidence? Evidence is the crucial element when it comes to proving on the balance of probabilities wheth...

Anti Bullying

Anti bullying policy training An anti bullying policy should be considered to “best practice” in any organisation.  The policy should outline, W...

Punishment must fit the crime

Punishment must fit the crime It is important for employers to remember when managing misconduct issues to ensure that the punishment fits the crime....

Reasonable Management Action

Anti Bullying Application rejected - Reasonable Management Action. A case of Reasonable Management Action. On 19 August 2016, the Fair Work Commissi...

Exit interview & complaints

Exit interview - complaints of bullying, harassment and sexual harassment   An employee tells you during an exit interview that they were bull...
responding sexual harassment complaints

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment - Busting the myths Despite a number of matters in courts and tribunals sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be an issue...

Addressing Workplace Bullying

 Addressing Workplace Bullying Addressing Workplace bullying, harassment and sexual harassment are common problems faced by many employers and or...
workplace bullying

Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying case A Gippsland man has been jailed for six months over what has been described as an extended and systematic campaign of workpl...
following company policies

Following company policies

Following company policies Following company policies is vitally important especially when it comes to disciplining or dismissing employees. In th...
Adverse action unsuccessful

Adverse action unsuccessful

Adverse action unsuccessful Adverse action unsuccessful in Bayford v Maxxia Pty Ltd [2011] FMCA 202 (12 April 2011) - This case demonstrates that an ...

Dismissing employees

Dismissing employees - legitimate reasons but beware you must adhere to the process and afford procedural fairness. Dismissing employees can be stres...

positions descriptions

The importance of position descriptions www.awpti.com.au/hr-support/ It is important for employers and employees to be very clear as to what are t...

summary dismissal

  Question - summary dismissal do you have the grounds Summary dismissal is dismissal without notice. It does not require advance notice to the...

vicarious liability

  Beware of vicarious liability Employers have a duty of care to ensure that they take all reasonable steps to ensure that there is nothing in ...

Investigate Thoroughly

  Some good reasons to ensure you investigate thoroughly An examples of where a lack of investigation case was costly, this is why you should...

Outsourcing Investigations

What the FWC said about outsourcing investigations in the workplace The recent case at the Fair Work Commission of, Xiaoli Cao v Metro Assist Inc; Ri...