ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Rated the most engaging speaker of the HR Law Masterclass series in March, Madelaine August provides viewers with a breakdown on the topic of procedural fairness. She highlights where employers sometimes get it wrong.
Madelaine August of Moray & Agnew provides us with informative answers to questions regarding procedural fairness. She cites the Bonny Walia v Citywide Service Solutions case, where a garbage truck driver was reinstated to his position by the FWC due to issues with the employer’s decision making steps.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Video featuring Peter Chemis of Buddle Findlay, providing his employment law perspective on the topic of “good faith” and how if you understand these general concepts, you will be better off when dealing with issues in the workplace.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Jennifer Mills, Head of Employment Law at Anthony Harper takes us through the issues and lessons learnt from the H v A decision in New Zealand. The question around “fairness” within an investigation was disputed – watch her interview here.
Luke Gattuso of Page Seager answers three specific questions arising from our recent investigations workshop… “refusal to answer the questions may result in you drawing inferences adverse to them in weighing up all of the available evidence”.
Luke Gattuso of Page Seager advises readers on what common mistakes to avoid when conducting a workplace investigation. “A further trap that we often see is a failure to afford procedural fairness. This includes the need for an investigator to be impartial,” he writes.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Partner at Page Seager, David Dilger, spoke to us about a key takeaway from the HR Law Masterclass series; that of “procedural fairness”. This short video highlights some key considerations within internal processes, and links it with some top tips regarding workplace investigations.
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.
In this very practical interview with Jason Clark of Worklogic we are provided with expert tips on how to conduct a workplace investigation effectively. Jason cites that “forming allegations and handling difficult support persons” are the Achilles heal of workplace investigators. Here are his tips on dealing with it.
This quick read from the Lander & Rogers team highlights issues with managing absenteeism in Australia’s workplaces. Importantly, it also teaches us some top tips on how to conduct a return to work meeting with employees.