Discrimination (186 items)

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 »


"Sensitive" investigations require extra preparation

A recent workers' compensation decision involving an employer's bungled inquiry into a workplace conflict of interest should ring alarm bells for employers, and highlights some important do's and don'ts for investigating personal or sensitive matters. » more »



Webcast: How to manage ill, injured and absent employees

Managing workers on extended sick leave, or with long-term injuries, requires carefully balancing business needs with your rights and obligations as an employer. Watch this webcast to learn:

  • The major risks in taking action on long-term injured, sick or absent employees;
  • A step-by-step process for managing employees on unauthorised absence;
  • What to do when an injured worker is unable to return to work or perform pre-injury duties; and
  • Tips for defending unfair dismissal and other claims arising from absenteeism.
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