Investigations & procedural fairness (229 items)

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In a webinar on 17 September, learn how to conduct a procedurally fair investigation, and make decisions that will stand up to scrutiny. Premium members should click through to request a pass, while free subscribers can upgrade their membership level here for access. » more »






"Technically" following procedures not good enough

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An employer that followed a clause in its enterprise agreement "in form rather than substance" when investigating alleged misconduct took an approach that could "only be described as procedurally unfair", the FWC has ruled. » more »


Manager's aggressive tirade didn't breach worker's contract

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An employee who was subjected to "such a vehement and vitriolic dressing down" from his manager that he became unfit for work has failed to convince the Federal Court that the incident, and his employer's failure to properly investigate it, constituted adverse action and breached his employment contract. » more »



Exercise caution with bullying and harassment complaints about the boss

Complaints against company heads put HR professionals in the tricky position of investigating the person they usually receive instructions from, so "you need to be a bit careful about how you play it", warns a specialist lawyer. » more »


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