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This week's top stories in brief

The week's biggest HR stories cover: setting workplace investigations off on the right track; a "robust" discussion that warranted dismissal; a sacked HR leader's adverse action claim; key considerations during redundancy decisions; and more.

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BULLYING, HARASSMENT & MISCONDUCT
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Disrespectful texts to HR manager were "inexcusable"

An employee's frustration over his perceived unequal treatment at work didn't warrant the excessive number of harassing text messages he sent his HR manager, the Fair Work Commission has ruled in upholding his dismissal. » more »

TERMINATION
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"Unconscionable" investigation delay made employee's dismissal harsh

An employee sacked for misconduct has won an appeal against his dismissal due to flaws in the investigation, which included "inexplicable and unconscionable delay". » more »

INVESTIGATIONS & PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS
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Webcast: Fair and sound workplace investigations

One misstep in workplace investigations can undermine a decision and expose employers to claims, and remote work arrangements have added an extra layer of complexity. In this webcast, a lawyer discusses procedural fairness essentials, case law lessons, special considerations during COVID-19, and much more. » more »

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