ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – An excellent interview with Clayton Utz Partner, Cilla Robinson regarding bullying and mental health in the workplace. We learn how and why the two issues are becoming increasingly common in modern workforces.
In this detailed interview with Daniel Proietto we learn more about the possible changes and impacts of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017, specifically the financial impacts on both the individual and the company.
An employee was awarded a total of $625,345, being $210,000 for pain and suffering and $415,345 for pecuniary loss, due to the lack of duty of care from the Department of Health Victoria as her employer. Read how the relationship was causing the employee “extreme stress and she was at risk of psychiatric harm”.
Ashurst Senior Associate, Liz Grey, answers five essential questions regarding domestic leave entitlements in Australia. “Consider the terms of any domestic violence leave policy or enterprise agreement clause, and in particular, the definitions used,” she advises employers.
Clayton Utz’ Partner, Hedy Cray highlights significant new rights that will be afforded to employees under the Bill that will impact Queensland public sector employers. Read this article to better understand those rights as she breaks down its different parts.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – An excellent video featuring Associate Rachael Judge of Simpson Grierson talking about the need to have solid proactive and reactive approaches in place for workplace bullying. The short but clear message about natural justice is also not to be missed.
Lander & Rogers’ Partners highlight in this article that “an organisation’s policy on workplace sexual harassment must be led from the top down, and managers need to understand their roles in the process.” Our contributors provide five clear tips for successful cultural transformation.
Special Counsels Cilla Robinson and Christy Miller recently addressed issues regarding workplace bullying and discrimination. “A common issue that arises in unacceptable conduct cases is the lack of, or complacency with, policies which deal with the consequences of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace”.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Lander & Rogers’ Aaron Goonrey provided us his top tips on performance management live at the recent HR Law Masterclass. One of the challenges he cites employers often facing is, “confronting the problem in the first place”.
Managing under-performing employees is a complex and often fraught process, and many employers have been surprised to find themselves on the receiving end of a bullying claim after undertaking what they believed to be reasonable management action.