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10 tips for complex workplace investigations

March 25, 2024|

Workplace investigations are becoming increasingly commonplace (and more complex) in what can be a fast-paced, pressured decision-making environment, whether you work in the corporate or government sector. Such investigations can quickly become media spectacles, affecting the reputation of even the most prominent organisations and the most innocent of participants.

Fostering a safe workplace: The employer’s positive duty to protect the mental health of staff

December 7, 2023|

Identifying a workplace’s specific psychosocial risks is not easy. It not only requires research and evidence to inform decision making, but sometimes brave decisions by leaders when their managers are not acting on information they receive about risks, or in fact when that manager themselves is the problem. Creating a safe workplace requires vigilance, empathy, and action from its leaders.

The risks in rejecting a return-to-work plan

December 1, 2023|

Rejecting a return-to-work plan may lead to disability discrimination risks, as demonstrated by a recent VCAT decision where an employer was ordered to pay $45,000 for pain and suffering, along with over $190,000 for lost income and entitlements, reinforcing the growing trend of substantial awards for anti-discrimination law breaches.

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