This employer’s investigation of a workplace ‘clown’ was no laughing matter.
Despite what some may consider to be a ‘harmless joke’ the employee’s mimicking of a co-worker’s accent was something more sinister.
Luckily a watertight workplace investigation process ensured its sacking of the employee withstood the scrutiny of the FWC.
Investigating the workplace jokester who denies any wrongdoing can be daunting.
Find out how this employer got it right.
For an employee of 4+ years, dishonesty during a workplace investigation into a positive drug test left him petitioning the FWC for his job back.
The ensuing unfair dismissal claim put the employer’s workplace investigation practices under the microscope before the FWC.
This is yet another case highlighting how employee dishonesty will impact the trust and confidence necessary in the employment relationship.
Having two of its employees involved in a physical fight at work was concerning enough for this employer.
Then having the FWC reject the employer’s dismissal action as unfair was something the employer would not accept.
Find out what happened in the employer’s legal challenge to the initial finding and what it means for your misconduct procedures.
The countdown to the introduction of new national anti-bullying measures is on.
With only six weeks to go before amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) come into force on 1 January 2014, employers and HR professionals are now under the pump to understand how these changes will inevitably affect their workplace.
The HR Investigator has done the hard yards for you, unpacking the new workplace bullying amendments to assist employers in understanding the impact these laws will undoubtedly have.
We tell you what you should be doing now.
An employee accused of ‘blatant and deliberate’ disregard of a cardinal safety rule has been reinstated to his original position by the Fair Work Commission.
Numerous mitigating factors and reasons from the ensuing HR investigation meant that this employee’s sacking was unfair.
To the employer’s downfall, many of these factors were avoidable.
Read on to ensure your next workplace investigation avoids the disastrous consequences of this one…
Two glaringly obvious flaws in its workplace investigation left this employer defenceless before the FWC.
The workplace investigation flaws subsequently left this employer $12,841.29 out of pocket.
Worse still, the flaws could have been easily avoided.
Read now to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes!