One of the most challenging aspects for employers attempting to deal with workplace bullying or misconduct is getting to the truth of allegations, especially in circumstances where the apparent victim's version of events contradicts that of the alleged bully.
Most of the time, this disparity can be put down to differences of opinion or misinterpretation of…Continue
A wrap-up of the Children, Justice and Communication Conference at Portsmouth University, May 2017.
Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Children, Justice and Communication Conference at Portsmouth in the UK.
The conference is hosted by some of the world’s leading academics and practitioners working in the areas of child sexual exploitation,…Continue
The issue of workplace bullying is much more openly discussed these days, and most employees are aware that they can make a formal complaint to their employers and have the matter investigated – with appropriate resolution to follow.
But what happens if you are not the victim, but instead have been accused of being the bully?
How to deal with an overwhelming…Continue
A recent decision of the Australian Information Commissioner has confirmed that certain categories of internal documents cannot generally be forced to be the subject of a disclosure process.
The decision, which was handed down by Commissioner Tim Pilgrim on April 5, 2017, arose from a refusal by Australia Post to produce documents to a former employee, identified for the purpose of…Continue