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Clayton Utz | Australia | 6 Feb 2014

Sexual harassment in the workplace isn't limited to the employer's premises

Under the Sex Discrimination Act, "a workplace" isn't limited to the employer's own premises, so employers should review their sexual harassment

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Clayton Utz | Australia | 23 Jan 2014

Social media policy legitimate for protection of employer interests

Workplace policies and procedures have been widely adopted to prescribe acceptable standards of conduct for employees. But what can these policies

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Clayton Utz | Australia | 19 Dec 2013

Employees' Facebook posts out of work hours can put them out of work for good

An employee's opinions can become a disciplinary matter if they can damage the employer's reputation or viability, or destroy the employer's

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Clayton Utz | Australia | 5 Dec 2013

Redundancy vs redeployment in multinational companies

Somewhat surprisingly in light of the large number of Australian employers that operate across national Borders, there's little guidance on their

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Clayton Utz | Australia | 2 Dec 2013

Relocating to redeploy in unfair dismissal

A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission sheds further light on multinational companies' obligation to consider overseas employment options for

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Clayton Utz | Australia | 7 Nov 2013

Managing a mentally ill employee brings its own unique challenges

A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission has highlighted the significant challenges and risks facing employers when seeking to terminate

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Clayton Utz | Australia | 1 Nov 2013

Unfair dismissal for mental illness

A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission has highlighted the significant challenges and risks facing employers when seeking to terminate

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Clayton Utz | Australia | 10 Oct 2013

Automatic sack for breaching a workplace porn policy not on, says Fair Work Commission

You discover an employee is accessing, sending or storing pornographic material on a work email system. This is in clear breach of your workplace

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Clayton Utz | Australia | 1 Oct 2013

Employees' dismissal for emailing porn found unfair

A breach of a workplace policy is not a special type of misconduct, and should be assessed on its own merits and using ordinary unfair dismissal

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Clayton Utz | Australia | 12 Sep 2013

Fair Work Commission expects a certain resilience from workers making bullying claims

Should you automatically assume that an employee's hurt, embarrassment or humiliation has been caused by bullying? Maybe not, says Michael Byrnes.