Preparing For Workplace Investigations – What You Need To Know

Preparing For Workplace Investigations – What You Need To Know

While preparing for workplace investigations, you should be aware that there may be a process to comply with in relation to your type of business. Milam v University of Melbourne – a workplace investigations case study The recent decision in Milam v University...
Your Rights To A Support Person In A Work Meeting

Your Rights To A Support Person In A Work Meeting

Attending a compulsory meeting at work can be both intimidating and challenging. As an employee, you have the right to have a support person or a representative at the meeting with you. Your employer is not obliged to offer you a support person. However, pursuant to s...
Are you being bullied at work?

Are you being bullied at work?

What is bullying? Workplace bullying is persistent unreasonable behaviour towards a worker or group of workers that causes a risk to health and safety. That is, it must: Be persistent, in the sense that it happens repeatedly over a period of time. Be unreasonable, in...
Social Media Comments and Workplace Misconduct

Social Media Comments and Workplace Misconduct

In Starr v Department of Human Services [2016] FWC 1460, Vice President Hatcher provided some commentary on the circumstances in which employers are entitled to dismiss employees for conduct that they engage in outside of work hours. The facts Mr Starr was a...
Summary Termination for Workplace Misconduct

Summary Termination for Workplace Misconduct

In Bartlett v Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd [2016] NSWCA 30, the New South Wales Court of Appeal found that an employee had failed to prove that an employee had actually breached his employment contract prior to summarily terminating his employment....