HR Fundamentals: Protecting Your Business Against Unfair Dismissal Claims


Recorded: 15 March 2019

Duration:  1 hour

An employee has breached their contract and engaged in misconduct, such as theft. Sounds like you have a valid reason to terminate, right? Not necessarily. You need to get the process right. This session examines how to safely navigate a termination and protect your organisation from the risk of an unfair dismissal claim. It covers:

  • Grounds for termination – do you have a valid reason to dismiss an employee?

  • Communicating with the employee – best practice guidance

  • Adopting a genuine process of investigation

  • Formal written warnings and coaching – when are they required?

  • Giving the employee a chance to explain

  • Communicating the decision to terminate to the employee

  • Can the employee make an unfair dismissal claim? Understanding the unfair dismissal eligibility criteria

  • Understanding the legal test of “harsh, unjust and unreasonable”

  • Lessons from recent cases

Recorded Webinars,Employment Law,HR Fundamentals: Protecting Your Business Against Unfair Dismissal Claims

Mark Howard, Partner, HWL Ebsworth, Melbourne

Mark Howard is the National Practice Group Leader in the Workplace Relations and Safety Group.

Mark has more than 25 years experience in industrial relations and employment law. He specialises in providing advice to large corporate clients and statutory authorities and has a range and depth of experience across a broad range of industries, including government, building and construction, retail, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, technology and energy and resources.

Mark's practice focuses on enterprise bargaining and workplace agreements, dispute resolution, business restructures, board and executive solutions and compliance and risk management. He also has experence in designing and delivering training programs for use by employers and regularly presents at seminars and conferences.


This webinar is suitable for human resources professionals – Australia wide. This webinar is for professionals with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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