ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – In this excellent video with Maddocks’ Catherine Dunlop we learn more about the developments in how to manage employees that have an illness or injury. Specifically, Catherine does a great job advising viewers of what to consider when dealing with this growing workplace issue.
Moray & Agnew Partner, Fiona King, tells us in this exclusive interview that whilst there are “fewer psychological injury claims when compared with claims stemming from physical injuries… the cost of those psychological injury claims is disproportionately high.” Read more about other trends in the worker’s comp space.
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”.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – Experienced health and safety lawyer Cormack Dunn clearly points out in this exclusive interview that mental health issues are not the same as traditional safety issues, and a different set of behaviours, systems and ways in which work is arranged need to be reviewed.
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”.
In regards to mental health in the workplace, Nathan Luke advises that “employers would be wise to get legal advice to be sure they are complying with the law, as penalties can be severe.” He highlights that “employers have legal obligations to avoid discrimination.”
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.