Adverse action in the workplace

The general protections under the Fair Work Act prohibit, amongst other things, the taking of adverse action for a prohibited…

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Workplace rights and the general protections

  The general protections of the Fair Work Act provide protections to employees who exercise a workplace right or rights….

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When is a casual employee not a casual?

Under the common law, an employee in Australia will be regarded as a casual employee if his or her work…

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Unlawful dismissal; what is adverse action?

The general protections of the Fair Work Act prohibit inter alia the taking of adverse action by an employer against…

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Workplace rights; making a complaint

The general protections under the Fair Work Act provide, amongst other things, that it is unlawful for a person to…

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Fair Work system; how it works

The Fair Work Act’s coverage The Fair Work Act essentially covers the workplace and industrial relations issues which arise from…

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General protections; when is a complaint or enquiry a workplace right?

The general protections under the Fair Work Act include a prohibition against the taking of adverse action against a person…

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Unfair dismissal; fixed term and outer limit employment contracts

Sec 386 of the Fair Work Act 2009 provides that a person has not been dismissed if the person was…

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Unfair dismissal and misconduct

Generally speaking, the more serious the misconduct alleged against an employee in an unfair dismissal case, the more stringent will…

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Unfair dismissal procedure

Many employers believe that they can reduce the risks of facing an unfair dismissal claim following the termination of an…

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