- Porn-sharing postal workers reinstated
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?
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
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
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?
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
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.