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First anti-bullying order handed down by Fair Work Commission

An aggrieved worker has been successful in having a stop bullying order imposed by the FWC. The first anti-bullying order was determined by Senior Deputy President Drake after holding conference between the applicant and respondent. Interestingly this order imposes restrictions on both the applicant and the respondent. It has not been previously considered that a […]

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Anti-bullying Series 1 – What is workplace bullying?

The first in our series of online training sessions briefing HR professionals and managers about the upcoming Anti-Bullying Measures to be introduced on January 1 under changes to the Fair Work Act. In this session, we explore what sort of behaviours might be considered bullying under the regulations. 02:52 – Definition of Bullying 03:58 – […]

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Don’t be too quick to sack ‘the Geek’ in your business

Don’t be too quick to sack ‘the Geek’ in your business

An interesting article in the Melbourne Age newspaper highlights the need for HR to remain objective and unemotional in any decision making process involving dismissal. A workplace employee who was sacked while on sick leave (and after requesting leave to appear on the TV show ‘Beauty and the Geek’) has had his employment reinstated by […]

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