Leadership

Before You Dismiss An Employee

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Interview between Catherine Gillespie, Director of Workplace Conflict Resolution, and Martin Reid, Principal and Head of Litigation at Coulter Roache Lawyers, discussing protocols and legal considerations for employers in Australia considering dismissal of an employee. Transcript Catherine:  Hi I’m Catherine Gillespie Director of Workplace Conflict Resolution and I’m speaking with Martin Reid, Principal and Head […]

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Swearing And Aggressive Conduct Can Warrant Fair Dismissal

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  The Fair Work Commission recently determined that a “qualitative difference” exists between general swearing in the workplace (that is not directed at a person) and swearing at a colleague (that is offensive and highly personalised). In Mark Baldwin v Scientific Management Associates (Operations) Pty Ltd [2014] FWC 5174 (1 August 2014), a worker claimed […]

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Minor Breaches Of Policies And Procedures

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This post is contributed by Workplace Conflict Resolution’s Legal Commentator, Tiffany Healy There are many benefits to implementing policies and procedures in the workplace. One of these benefits includes allowing an organisation to effectively control and manage its workforce. However, the workplace is no exception to the old adage, rules are made to be broken. It […]

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Avoiding Double Standards Managing Workplace Behaviour

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This post is contributed by Workplace Conflict Resolution’s Legal Commentator, Tiffany Healy There is a diverse range of personalities to manage in the workplace. In order to maintain a cohesive and harmonious working environment, it is in management’s best interests to recognise and celebrate this diversity. However, an employer’s tailored management approach towards their staff needs […]

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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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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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Fair Work Commission Anti-bullying Costs And Appeals

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The fifth 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 potential costs and appeals arising from the Fair Work Commission anti-bullying measures. 0:18 – Cost of Bullying to […]

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How To Minimise Risks Of A Stop-Bullying Application

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The sixth 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 to minimise the risk that a worker will lodge a stop bullying application.

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