Workplaces are competitive places where capable, talented people are highly sought after and valued as employees. Many can be entrusted with highly sensitive information as part of their roles. To pre-empt the situation where such…Read More
Suffering a serious work-related injury is devastating. Fortunately, getting workers’ compensation benefits can help make ends meet and relieve some anxiety in the short term. Nevertheless, you will likely have ongoing concerns about what will…Read More
There’s little doubt that the way in which we work has undergone significant change largely due to technology. For example, workers who once would have been office desk-bound can find themselves working from their home,…Read More
The Fair Work Commission decision of James Deeth v Milly Hill Pty Ltd  FWC 6422 shows that whilst serious misconduct outside the workplace can be a valid basis for dismissal, the employer must still afford the employee procedural fairness.Read More
No one wants a workplace where humour is outlawed, but employers must make sure that their employees are not exposed to language they may consider offensive or inappropriate.
What is “offensive” will usually depend upon the context in which the language is used and the sensitivity of the listener.Read More