In another “when will they ever learn” example, a Sunshine Coast employer has been hit with a 6 figure payout for the consequences of failing to investigate workplace bullying – burying your head in the sand is now a costly option.
After multiple failures from senior staff members and a general disregard for the basic tenets of a workplace investigation, this incredibly costly mistake contains some harsh realities for employers.
While it might sound strange, simply having a valid reason for sacking an employee is not enough.
An employer has a number of obligations to fulfill before being able to dismiss an employee for serious misconduct.
If these obligations are fast-tracked, sidestepped or ignored completely, there will be serious ramifications for the employer and their desired disciplinary outcome. Find out how one employer got it wrong!