The Importance of a Code of Conduct

The Importance of a Code of Conduct

A code of conduct sets out the social, ethical and behavioural norms of an organisation. These policies will often set out the expected tone and culture of a workplace, with guiding principles on appropriate behaviour that can range from how an employee is expected to...
Why Employers Need A Code Of Conduct – A Case Study

Why Employers Need A Code Of Conduct – A Case Study

Here is an example of a ruling that makes clear that employees who make personal or anonymous social media posts which conflict with the obligations or values set out in their workplace code of conduct may be dismissed as a result. On the 7 August the High Court...
Workplace Investigations: Policies And Practice

Workplace Investigations: Policies And Practice

Investigations can often lead to disciplinary proceedings or termination and, in turn, claims for unfair dismissal. It is important to ensure that they are conducted properly and with regard to all relevant legal standards. Many employers have complaints and workplace...
Preparing for the Royal Commission into Disability Abuse

Preparing for the Royal Commission into Disability Abuse

Disability service providers should start preparing for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The Royal Commission, established in April 2019, has released its Terms of Reference. These Terms of Reference...
Attracting Older Workers

Attracting Older Workers

Some time ago, the Victorian State Services Authority anticipated the ageing of the workforce. Analysis and suggestions toward older workers were originally aimed at the State Public Service, but have proved to be valid for older workers in other workplaces as well....