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.
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”.
Michelle Dawson writes in this interesting article, “Social media has become a valuable asset to many businesses. But social media can also be a significant liability when it comes to employees and employment- related issues. What are you doing to protect your organisation?”.
Derogatory comments on social media can be a valid reason to terminate an employee’s employment, but a fair process must still be followed to avoid an unfair dismissal ruling. Allens’ Senior Associate Tristan Garcia and Lawyer Jo Seto report on a recent decision of the FWC.
Law firm, Kemp Strang highlights in this article and case example that “where more than one worker is alleged to engage in bullying conduct, the FWC needs to be satisfied they are acting together repeatedly if it is going to make a stop bullying order”. Learn when the FWC will make anti-bullying orders.
In this submission by Laura Driscoll, read what the Fair Work Commission constitutes as “bullying”; which includes less obvious examples such as sarcasm, bad faith, isolating, freezing out, belittling and innuendo.
Having practised employment law for over 20 years now, Maree Skinner tells us in this exclusive how the scope of what employment lawyers do has changed. She highlights that HR teams are experiencing an increase in claims and difficulties with poor behaviour from employees.
Experienced industrial relations, employment law practitioner, and ELM workshop facilitator Aaron Goonrey of Lander & Rogers gives us his exclusive insights into the topic of managing difficult employee behaviours in this concise Q&A. Don’t miss the final point he makes on the topic.
Here are 10 key items that Michelle Dawson, an accredited workplace relations specialist at Madgwicks’ and ELM’s newly confirmed workshop trainer on Workplace Compliance thinks should be on every HR Manager’s “to do” list in 2016. Did you know about the need to review bullying, social media and internet usage policies (#6 on the list)?
Organisations are not taking adequate measures to protect the rights of their employees