The Fair Work Commission dismissed a former Calvary Hospital office worker’s application for an unfair dismissal remedy. Link to case
Andrew Powell commenced employment with Calvary Public Hospital in an administrative role in September 2014. On 26 May 2016, Mr Powell was suspended without pay pending an investigation into allegations of serious…Continue
Instances of bullying in the workplace are an issue for many employers at some point especially if not managed correctly it can be very costly. However a lot of the advice and suggestions for dealing with bullying while well-meaning simply do not work.
Let’s have a look at some of the common…Continue
Summary dismissal is dismissal without notice. It does not require advance notice to the employee and wages are only paid to the time of dismissal. An employer has a legal right to summarily dismiss an employee without notice for serious misconduct or other conduct which justifies such dismissal.
Employers should always think very carefully and thoroughly consider the options before making a decision to immediately or…Continue
It is not uncommon especially when the outcome is disputed, for an employee subject of a complaint or grievance to claim that the investigation was unfair or investigator was bias or perhaps a conflict of interest existed, especially if there is an adverse finding.
How do you counter an employee’s claim that you may be bias in the investigation if you have prior knowledge of the parties and there is no one else that…Continue