Recorded Webinar: Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind: Dealing with Employee Misconduct

Thursday 17th August 2017

Duration:  approx. 1 hour

About the webinar

To what extent can employers regulate the out of hours conduct of their employees? Are you entitled to dismiss a staff member who has intimidated and harassed colleagues out of hours? This presentation will look at your rights to terminate an employee based on out of hours conduct.  It includes:

  • Regulating out of hours conduct – policies and procedures in your workplace
  • Contractual and common law principles – what do they tell us?
  • When is dismissal as a result of out of hours conduct justified? Identifying the relevant factors
  • Social Media – when will terminating an employee based on inappropriate Facebook posts be unfair dismissal?
  • Alcohol and Christmas parties – a recipe for disaster: Keenan v Leighton Boral Amey NSW Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 3156

Who should attend

This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in employment law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

Rohan Doyle, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Brisbane

Rohan is an employment lawyer with a focus on enterprise bargaining and high stakes employment disputes.

Rohan relocated from Melbourne to Brisbane in early 2016. He has a broad national practice spanning all aspects of employment law, but his passion is enterprise bargaining and helping clients develop and implement strategies to achieve workplace change. He has also developed a reputation as a first class negotiator, advocate and employment litigation strategist.

Rohan is a trusted advisor to some of Australia’s largest organisations and has worked with clients from a range of industries including emergency services, financial services, manufacturing (automotive, food and beverage, packaging, paint and pharmaceuticals), retail, telecommunications and transport. He has particular expertise in the mining and resources, construction and infrastructure, energy and public sectors.

Rohan is widely recognised by legal guides as one of the leading employment and industrial relations lawyers in Australia. He was named one of the three best lawyers under 30 in the country in the Workplace Relations category at the 2013 'Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30' awards and a Rising Star in the Employment and Workplace Relations category in Doyle’s Guide 2015. He has since been recognised as a leading employment lawyer by each of Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and Doyle’s Guide in 2016 and 2017.

Product Code: WBMAUG17
 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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