When dealing with allegations of staff misconduct, employers must be able to clearly delineate between fact-finding and disciplinary investigations.
This includes communicating the difference to staff involved in the process.
A 'fact-finding' process is often a necessary preliminary step in determining whether a…Continue
The rules around when staff can be terminated while they are on leave can be a source of consternation for management and human resources professionals.
The consequences of getting it wrong are demonstrated in the recent Fair Work Commission decision of Tuan Nguyen v Adelaide Fencing and Steel Supplies Pty Ltd  FWC 79 (30 January…Continue
It is not unusual when investigating allegations such as sexual harassment, bullying or theft for the person accused of the misconduct to make a counter allegation.
This in turn can generate further counter allegations, making it difficult for investigators to keep track of a growing litany of wrongdoings!
Steering through the sea of…Continue
We are all familiar with the more obvious signs of workplace discrimination; but with targeted racism and xenophobia spreading faster than the Coronavirus, it is vital to be aware of the more nuanced and subtle acts of discrimination at work.
Queensland has seen MP Duncan Pegg slam a phoney health department …Continue