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.
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.
Employers continue to fall foul of the FWC for failing to conduct proper workplace investigations.
Here, multiple issues from beginning to end led to an employee of 35 years successfully challenging his dismissal and receiving the maximum compensation payable.
Once again, this employer’s rookie mistakes were preventable. Could you have avoided them?
Our founder, Brad Petley of Acumen Lawyers was interviewed on Brisbane Radio 4BC about sex discrimination in the workplace.
Brad answered a series of questions related to workplace sex discrimination issues.
Tune in to find out the answers…
Demystifying the new anti-bullying laws can be a daunting task for employers
That’s why The HR Investigator® has created an “at a glance” infographic so you know what is and isn’t bullying, as well as the Fair Work Commission’s process for handling applications
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.