The Role Of A Support Person In A Disciplinary Conversation

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This post is contributed by Workplace Conflict Resolution’s Legal Commentator, Tiffany Healy One of the most challenging tasks an employer must face is managing and disciplining their employees. Employers are often confronted with situations where they are required to convene meetings to discuss sensitive issues including managing the performance of an employee, discussing inappropriate behaviour in […]

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Reasonable Management Action And Aggravating Injuries

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This post is contributed by Workplace Conflict Resolution‘s Legal Commentator, Tiffany Healy Employers are constantly required to balance competing priorities in the workplace, from ensuring that they are meeting their statutory occupational health and safety obligations by providing a safe working environment for their workforce, to running a commercially savvy, efficient and viable business.

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Too Busy To Investigate Frivolous Workplace Complaints?

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Making an assumption that a workplace complaint is frivolous without investigation to substantiate this stance is fraught with danger. What if the complaint does have a genuine basis but you have allowed yourself to be biased by a manager’s perspective and interpretation of events and therefore don’t believe an investigation is necessary? Not to worry […]

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Is A Party Held On Work Premises A Work Event?

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True: When the party does not form part of the worker’s course of employment and the employer does not organise or control the party and neither induces nor encourages a worker to attend the party. Clear lessons can be learnt from the workers compensation case of a worker (Kathryn Hill) who attended a party in […]

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First anti-bullying order handed down by Fair Work Commission

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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?

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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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Anti-bullying Series 2 – What is reasonable management action?

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The second 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 management action is and when it would be considered reasonable. 0:20 – What is not bullying?1:22 – […]

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Fair Work Commission Handling Of Stop Bullying Orders

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The third 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 how the Fair Work Commission will manage Stop Bullying Orders. 0:15 – The Legislation 1:01 – Worker in […]

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What Type Of Orders Can The Fair Work Commission Impose?

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The fourth 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 type of orders we can expect the Fair Work Commission to impose. 0:15 – The role of […]

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