Discrimination (183 items)




Webcast: Adverse Action - Know your risks

Since the introduction of the Fair Work Act, adverse action claims have become "the thorn in every employer's side", say Kemp Strang employment lawyers Lisa Berton and Nick Noonan. Watch their presentation to learn:

  • What adverse action is, and when it is prohibited;
  • Who can bring adverse action claims, and the process involved;
  • The types of scenarios and actions that increase employers' risk of claims;
  • Individual liability risks for HR professionals;
  • How to establish the strongest defence when facing a claim;
  • Lessons learned from recent caselaw; and more.
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Webcast: Managing workplace psychological injury risks

Most HR policies fail to deal with modern bullying, discrimination and harassment challenges - including after-hours misconduct and misuse of social networks - says workplace lawyer Brad Swebeck. In this presentation, he and fellow Hicksons Lawyers partner Stewart Cameron outline:

  • How to detect, prevent and manage bullying, discrimination and harassment;
  • New psychological injury risks posed by misuse of social networks/media;
  • What to include in bullying and harassment policies;
  • Your rights and responsibilities when managing employees' out-of-hours behaviour;
  • Appropriate responses to employee complaints;
  • Lessons to be learned from successful claims brought against employers;
  • How to defend spurious claims;
  • How to avoid claims arising from performance management; and
  • HR managers' liability for psychological injury under the existing and new OHS national framework.
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Q&A: Adverse action - Know your risks

Could you face an adverse action claim for sacking someone for "poor cultural fit"? Can an employee claim adverse action after being made redundant? What adverse action risks arise during the recruitment process? Kemp Strang employment lawyers Lisa Berton and Nick Noonan answered these questions and more in our recent webinar. » more »