Thursday 27th March 2014
Duration: 2 hours
The Government’s decision to allow employees to take bullying complaints to the Fair Work Commission has totally changed the ground rules. In addition, there’s a new draft code of conduct and a new definition of bullying. This presentation will look at implications of all this for employers, including:
- The new bullying definition – what it means in practice
- The Code of Conduct
- The right of employees to take a complaint to the FWC
- Steps for employers to avoid a negative culture of bullying in the workplace
- Management of bullying, including the training of line managers
- Bullying that results in psychological injury such as stress and depression – what must the employer do to avoid problems?
- Bullying that may amount to criminal conduct
- Police involvement
- Differing standards of proof
- Other Definition issues - Cyber bullying and indirect and direct bullying
- Is bullying the new stress leave?
This webinar is suitable for: Lawyers and In-house Counsel – Australia wide, HR professionals in legal firms, NSW lawyers – Reg 176 compliance.
PRESENTED BY: Chris McArdle, Principal Lawyer, McArdle Legal, Sydney
Chris McArdle is one of approximately forty lawyers in New South Wales accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales as a specialist in Employment and Industrial Law. Chris has been in legal practice since 1988 and prior to that, served as a Commissioner of the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales. Chris acts for corporate and individual clients with a philosophy of preventing problems and increasing corporate efficiency. Chris has achieved a number of breakthroughs in the anti-discrimination, unfair contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements Jurisdictions.
Chris is a regular presenter of seminar papers and has published several articles in both mainstream press and specialist journals.
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