Workplace Sexual Harassment 2020 – Recently it was reported on the ABC that Workplace sexual harassment reports are rising during coronavirus and working from home may be a reason.
The article stated, coronavirus, working from home and recent high-profile cases are encouraging more women to come forward and revealing the true extent of Australia’s sexual harassment problem, authorities have said that Law firms say they are being swamped with workplace sexual harassment…Continue
Serious misconduct - In light of the Ivance Cuculoski v Australian Transit Group T/A Buswest  FWC 3361 (30 June 2020) decision at the Fair Work Commission, I think it's time to review Serious Misconduct and Summary Dismissal. Full case here
Summary dismissal is dismissal without notice. It does not require advance notice to the…Continue
One of the first questions I ask for when I am engaged to conduct a workplace investigation is can you send me your bullying or behavioural polices and and any Code of Conduct or other policies.
The reason I ask for this is that I frame any allegations against the person subject of any complaint based on potential breaches of your policies or Code of Conduct.
The policies I receive come a a variety of forms, but one of the elements I like…
How many of you have encountered the problem when a complaint is made but the complainant tells you that they don’t want the matter investigated?
I often get asked by HR professionals and managers, “What do I do if someone makes a complaint and then says that they don’t want me to do anything, they just wanted me to know.”
Despite what people think, this is not a difficult situation - it becomes all about ownership of the complaint.
Once someone has…Continue