Fair Work Commission news

  • Porn-sharing postal workers reinstated by Janie Smith

    Is looking at X-rated material in the office reason enough to dismiss employees? The issue may not be as clear-cut as you think.

  • Can you fire someone for intending to steal? by Janie Smith

    If an employee is caught in the process of intending to steal company property, is it enough for a dismissal? A Fair Work Commission decision provides some clarity on the issue.

  • How to stop a complaint becoming legal action by Janie Smith

    Workplace disputes can quickly escalate into litigation or compensation claims if not treated properly. HC looks at how to stay on top of tricky situations.

  • Workers slow to take advantage of anti-bullying measures by Janie Smith

    It’s been more than six months since the Fair Work Commission’s anti-bullying measures came into force and the predicted onslaught of applications has yet to materialise. We look at the trends that have arisen from the changes.

  • Does medical clearance mean fit for work? by Janie Smith

    An employee who has been seriously injured and away from work for a long period may not be fit to resume a physical role, even if their doctor has given them the all-clear. When can you question a worker’s medical clearance?

  • What to do about a bad-mouthing employee by Janie Smith

    Instead of coming to HR with complaints, some employees decide to go to the media. HC looks at what your options are when an employee publicly criticises your company.

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