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Managing Fair Work Act complaints: When is a workplace "complaint" more than a mere discussion or consultation?

Australia - September 15 2016 The general protections regime in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) provides protection to employees who have, or have exercised, a workplace right. The…

Abraham Ash.

Bullying investigations: when to engage an independent third party

Australia - September 15 2016 Workplace investigations can be complex, difficult to navigate and fraught with legal and cultural risk. This can be particularly so in the case of…

Michael Byrnes.

Compassionate leave and adverse action: bereavement alone is not enough

Australia - August 4 2016 A recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court has dismissed a sales manager's adverse action claim after it found she had not exercised a workplace…

Michael Byrnes.

Genuine threats of violence and an employer's duty of care

Australia - July 12 2016 An employee who threatened his manager with "another Columbine" was held to have been fairly dismissed. Threats in the workplace can arise from a…

Michael Byrnes.

Insurance cover can leave you exposed: earnings and the high income threshold for unfair dismissal

Australia - May 12 2016 In determining whether an employee is protected by the unfair dismissal regime in the Fair Work Act, you must carefully consider all of the…

Michael Byrnes.