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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, HIPOS & PRODUCTIVITY

Employee knew "exactly" what was expected of him; dismissal was fair

The Fair Work Commission has upheld the sacking of an employee who remained apathetic towards his work despite "substantial" warnings and a clear performance improvement plan.

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This week's top stories in brief

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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. » more »

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS & CONDITIONS
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$1.1m damages ordered for breaching unsigned contract

An employer has been ordered to pay a senior executive more than $1.1 million in damages after it sacked her without reasonable notice, in breach of an employment contract she never signed. » more »

ADVERSE ACTION
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Employer "manufactured" poor performance after safety complaint

An employer and director have received near-maximum fines after confecting performance issues to justify sacking a worker who made safety complaints. » 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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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. » more »