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Australia: employee dismissed over Facebook conduct – FWC

Australia - April 10 2014 The Fair Work Commission has recently upheld the dismissal of a manager due to inappropriate content on his personal Facebook page. The decision is…

Bullying claims start to flow

Australia - February 11 2014 The Fair Work Commission's (FWC) new bullying jurisdiction commenced on 1 January 2014. The FWC recently announced that 44 complaints have been…

Kate Joffe, Sara Summerbell.

Flexible work requests: achieving compliance with legal obligations

Australia - October 15 2013 Flexible work arrangements have been in the spotlight again this year with the categories of employees who can request these arrangements expanded…

Melissa Bostock, Patricia Low, Sarah Murphy.

Failure of employer to act on bullying complaint results in $600,000 damages award

Australia - July 9 2013 A recent Supreme Court of Victoria decision has awarded almost $600,000 to an employee who developed severe psychological disorders from an…

Susan Duc.

Bystander actions – the next frontier for managing behaviour at work

Australia - May 14 2013 If you're an observer of current affairs, you'll have noticed a new social phenomenon of commuters taking videos of racial abuse by fellow passengers…