Talent & Performance

Talent management; Engagement; Difficult behaviour; Analytics; Recruitment; Redundancies; Performance management; Underperformance; Remuneration; Reward

Interim orders in a “stop bullying” application

In a recent case, the FWC granted its first interim order issued in its anti-bullying jurisdiction, effectively issuing an injunction to stop an employer from proceeding with a workplace investigation for a bullying claim. Stephen Booth from Coleman Greig Lawyers explains what this decision means for employers.

When does an employee abandon their employment – and what happens then?

Employees are sometimes accused of abandoning their employment. The employee may have simply disappeared. Other times, the employee remains in contact but, perhaps because of an (alleged) injury or illness, refuses or fails to attend at work. Where is the line drawn between temporary absence and abandonment and, in any case, how should an employer deal with it?