Bullying, harassment & misconduct (585 items)



Employers failing harassment complainants; HR ill-equipped for "emotional economy"; and more

Nearly 75 per cent of Australian women are dissatisfied with the outcomes of their workplace s-xual harassment complaints, new research shows. Also in this article, the HR challenges posed by the "emotional economy"; employer ordered to improve bullying responses; which practices build employee resilience; and more. » more »




Webcast: Cultural misfit terminations

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Cultural misfits: every workplace has one, but it's crucial to act sooner rather than later on any behaviour that isn't meeting workplace standards. Watch this webcast to learn why no cultural transgressions should be considered 'trivial', a legally sound process for terminating misfits, and more. » more »


Dismissal for excessive drinking upheld; Mock CVs promote mental health; and more

An employee who drank excessive amounts of alcohol out of work hours was fairly sacked for breaching his employer's policies, the Fair Work Commission has ruled. Also in this article, nine features of a mentally healthy workplace, the benefits of 'keeping-in-touch' programs, and more. » more »


"Thoughtless" dismissal for serious misconduct; and more

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The Fair Work Commission has deemed three dismissals to be unfair because of procedural issues, including an "overzealous" allegation, a failure to warn a worker about his inappropriate behaviour, and a lack of specific evidence about an employee's misconduct. » more »


HR's support of employee's demotion "damning": Coroner; Managing employees facing a crisis

A coroner has slammed an employer's HR team and managers for demoting and bullying an employee, who was suffering a mental illness, prior to her death by suicide. Meanwhile, two experts share tips for supporting employees who are facing a personal crisis. » more »