A recent injunction has backfired on an employee who wished to be reinstated to his position.
Less than two months after gaining reinstatement, thinly veiled threats and explicit intimidation of co-workers left the Court with no option but to revoke the order.
The employer was also put under the spotlight – for failing to take timely and genuine attempts to prevent workplace harassment from occurring.
This cautionary tale highlights the risks of not investigating workplace bullying, or at least, failing to investigate properly.
An employer’s glaring failure to manage the legal risks involved with workplace bullying has ended up costing it more than $230,000.
Attempting to classify the offending behaviour as “essentially unremarkable”, this employer drew the ire of Queensland’s Supreme Court.
For employers still unsure of obligations to protect employees against workplace bullying, this is a lesson you cannot afford to miss.
The FWC has rejected a manager’s claim that she had been bullied by two subordinates.
In dismissing the application, a number of enlightening comments were made about the Fair Work Commission’s workplace bullying jurisdiction.
As clarification of workplace bullying legislation continues, employers must remain sensitive to the ways in which the legislation impacts on relationships between employees.
When faced with a violent and aggressive employee who has a history of threatening and anti-social behaviour, it is tempting to ignore established practices and cut procedural corners.
This employer was tested to its limit by an employee who tried ‘every trick in the book’ including intimidation of the HR investigators.
Find out how the employer and its HR investigators managed to stay on track despite extremely trying circumstances.
The Fair Work Commission has published a detailed report into the new anti-bullying jurisdiction from the date it took effect.
The report covers the period from 1 January to 31 March 2014.
While the current figures are not as alarming as the predictions of some doomsday prophets, there are still matters of concern for employers.
In what is sure to be an employer’s worst nightmare, the Federal Court recently awarded a sum of more than $500,000 in damages to an employee who had suffered years of workplace bullying, harassment and underpayment.
How did the employer get it wrong?