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When is swearing in the workplace a basis for dismissal?

Australia - May 18 2018 Numerous recent cases have considered swearing in the workplace. But when the decision at first instance in Gosek v Illawarra Coal Holdings Pty…

Mental health and workplace investigations: What are your obligations?

Australia - February 7 2018 Statistics suggest that approximately 45% of Australians aged between 16 and 85 will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. As a…

WA work health and safety reform: where are things at?

Australia - June 30 2020 In an article published in July 2018, we discussed the then proposed Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 (WHS Bill) and some of the recommended changes…

Legal Professional Privilege - Keeping Workplace ‘Laundry’ Private

Australia - March 24 2016 When it comes to workplace investigations, legal professional privilege is a useful tool that employers can use to get to the bottom of issues…

Biometric technology in the workplace: why unfair dismissal claims are just the (finger) tip of the iceberg

Australia - June 7 2019 In this age of technological advancement, new, innovative ways of monitoring and identifying employees in the workplace are emerging. Increasingly…