HR Fundamentals: General Protections, Workplace Rights and Adverse Action: What You Need to Know


Recorded:  15/3/19
Length:  1 hour

The Fair Work Act prohibits anyone taking adverse action against someone else because they have (or might exercise) a workplace right. However, employees’ workplace rights are not always clear cut and adverse action can take many forms. This session examines how to minimise the risks of adverse action claims in your workplace, including:

  • How to tell if something is a workplace right?

  • Where do workplace rights begin and end?

  • Types of adverse action that can arise

  • Who can make a claim for adverse action? It’s broader than you think

  • When is adverse action prohibited or unlawful?

  • Avoiding the risks of infringing upon a legitimate right

  • How to minimize the risks of adverse action claims

  • Deed of settlement and release when terminating an employee – the risks and benefits

  • Lessons from recent cases

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Nick Ruskin, Partner, K&L Gates, Melbourne

Nick is a Partner of K&L Gates Global Labour, Employment and Workplace Safety practice in Melbourne.

Nick practises in a range of sectors including education, health, retail, government and finance.

His experience in labour relations stretches back before his time as a lawyer when he was an industrial relations practitioner and advocate working for industrial organisations.

He has been an external consultant to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva and has delivered an address at the United Nations in New York on Australian Workplace Standards in an international context.

Since 2008, Nick has been named by Best Lawyers (as published in the Australian Financial Review) as one of the top lawyers in Australia.  He is also a highly recommended lawyer in the PLC Which Lawyer, is recognised as a leading lawyer in employment law by Chambers Global and is named in the Guide to the World's leading Labour and Employment lawyers.

Nick is a member of the Workplace Relations Executive Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria and was the recipient of the Australian Human Resources Institute Medal in 2013.

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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