“Is swearing ever appropriate in the workplace?” asks Simon Billing of Corrs Chambers Westgarth in this excellently detailed article. “Six recent cases suggest that the line between what is and is not appropriate is becoming increasingly blurred.” Read more about these specific cases here and each outcome.
ELM TV EXCLUSIVE – This short video with Helene Lee of Norton Rose Fulbright highlights both the increase and reasons for adverse action, as well as the pros and cons of having one vs multiple decision makers.
“An ill employee who altered a medical certificate in order to facilitate a RTW was found to have engaged in misconduct, constituting a valid reason for summary dismissal”, writes Mark Curran of Kaden Boriss. “Further, such summary dismissal was not harsh, unjust or unreasonable…”
“Employers need to ensure that managers are appropriately trained in managing underperforming employees and can identify when an employee needs to be placed on a performance improvement plan,” writes Belinda Winter. Read her responses to the questions received from attendees at the HR Law Masterclass event.
While 7-Eleven continues to work with the FWO to address its franchise arrangements in order to address non-compliance, this article by Chris Woodlard of Holding Redlich highlights four steps to reduce exposure for franchisors going forth.