Allegations made by an employee of workplace bullying are to be treated seriously, as a worker that is ‘bullied at work’ has a right to pursue a claim under s 789FD of the Fair Work Act 2009.   ‘Bullying’ of a worker under the Fair Work Act consists of the following elements: Repeated unreasonable […]

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An employee may throw you a curve ball by telling you that they will not meet with you unless they are able to bring their spouse with them as a support person. While the employee is able to request that they bring a support person along to a disciplinary meeting with management, workplace issues may intensify […]

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It is understandable that many employees may feel anxious and even frustrated when called by management to discuss their workplace performance or behaviour. However, if the employee’s frustration turns into anger and they attempt to walk out of the meeting, management should remember that they are able to give the employee a ‘lawful and reasonable […]

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When an employee is performing poorly, generally, the first step management should take is to require the employee to attend an informal counselling session. The aim of these sessions is to help the employee understand where they are failing to meet expected standards and to assist them with identifying ways they can modify their behaviour […]

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