- 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
- Employers in the executive firing line
SENIOR EXECUTIVES are becoming more assertive when it comes to challenging employment terminations, and courts are becoming increasingly willing to award them compensation.
- Bullying: action not intent matters
EMPLOYERS MUST ensure employee policies and culture discourages behaviour which could be construed as bullying, according to an employment law firm