- Downturn leads to increase in false bullying claims
The current climate of job uncertainty has contributed to an increase in the number of bullying claims and, in particular false claims, as employees try to protect themselves from redundancies through contrived or exaggerated workplace allegations, according to Harmers Workplace Lawyers
- Sexual harassment tipped to rise
DESPITE INCREASED employee awareness regarding what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace, lawyers believe a recession could see a considerable spike in the problem – especially in traditional white-collar industries.
- Businesses liable for litigation over redundancy fears
The gloomy economic climate has created a heightened sense of anxiety among many employees as they worry about the possibility of losing their job, and employers are now facing the prospect of increased cases claiming psychological damage and mental illnesses such as depression in their workforces, which in turn poses potential legal challenges for businesses
- Outplacement: Down but not out
Downsizing is one of the toughest challenges a manager can face. Fortunately, there is help at hand, as Iain Hopkins discovers
- Sexual harassment worst at executive level
THE WORST perpetrators of sexual discrimination are often likely to be at executive or management level.
- Opportunity before IR changes
ASSESSING EMPLOYMENT arrangements during the economic downturn will help ease the burden of change when the Federal Government’s new IR laws are introduced early in 2010, according to an employment law firm