Recorded Webinar: Managing Staff Performance in the Age of Adverse Action Claims


30 March 2020

Duration:  approx. 1 hour

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Legitimate performance management of employees should be a straightforward process. However, complications can, and do, arise when performance management coincides with the employee lodging a complaint or grievance, or extended stress leave. If not properly handled, these issues can lead to time-consuming and costly adverse action claims. This session covers how employers can navigate the perilous path between performance management and adverse action claims, including:

  • How can the general protection provisions be used by an employee subject to performance management?

  • Dealing with an opportunistic employee who quickly lodges a complaint or grievance following performance management

  • Performance management followed by long-term stress leave:

    • how can you get the performance management process back on track?

    • minimising the risks in the performance management process when extended leave is involved

    • when should you seek medical evidence?

  • Steps you can take to safeguard the decisions and actions taken in the legitimate performance management process, including termination

  • A review of recent case law

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Nick Ruskin, Partner, K&L Gates, Melbourne

Mr Ruskin practises in labour relations and employment law. He represents corporations in a number of industries including energy, retail, services and healthcare, and public sector clients in the health, higher education, government and community sectors.

He has extensive experience in labour disputes, employment claims, anti-discrimination issues, legislative compliance, advocacy before tribunals and providing forthright, practical advice to clients.

He has been engaged from time to time as an external consultant to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, New York and Bangkok & has addressed an ILO forum at the United Nations on Australian labour standards.

He is active in human resources circles through his role as convenor of the employee relations committee of the Australian Human Resources Institute (Victoria) and is a regular speaker and commentator at professional conferences on labour relations law.

He is a member of the Legal Profession Reference Group, an advisory body to the President of the Fair Work Commission, Justice IJK Ross. Mr Ruskin is ranked as one of Australia's leading labour and employment lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers, PLC Which Lawyer? and the Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers.


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

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:
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Product Code: WB2MAR20
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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