Health, wellbeing & safety (580 items)

Employees' harassment reporting fears justified; Costs awarded in unfair dismissal case; and more

More bystanders are witnessing s-xual harassment, but their desire to act has "decreased significantly", major research shows. Also in this article, an employer has won costs against a manager it sacked for breaching IT policies; skills shortages are worsening as hiring expectations rise; it's R U OK? Day today; and more. » more »





Employers failing harassment complainants; HR ill-equipped for "emotional economy"; and more

Nearly 75 per cent of Australian women are dissatisfied with the outcomes of their workplace s-xual harassment complaints, new research shows. Also in this article, the HR challenges posed by the "emotional economy"; employer ordered to improve bullying responses; which practices build employee resilience; and more. » more »




Dismissal for excessive drinking upheld; Mock CVs promote mental health; and more

An employee who drank excessive amounts of alcohol out of work hours was fairly sacked for breaching his employer's policies, the Fair Work Commission has ruled. Also in this article, nine features of a mentally healthy workplace, the benefits of 'keeping-in-touch' programs, and more. » more »



HR's support of employee's demotion "damning": Coroner; Managing employees facing a crisis

A coroner has slammed an employer's HR team and managers for demoting and bullying an employee, who was suffering a mental illness, prior to her death by suicide. Meanwhile, two experts share tips for supporting employees who are facing a personal crisis. » more »