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Employment Law

Sexual Harassment changes coming in the workplace – 4 changes indicated by the Respect@Work report

By NB Lawyers | April 8, 2021 |

Scott Morrison and the Federal Government have announced a clear initiative to (in principle) accept a significant amount of the 55 recommendations around sexual harassment. There are some overarching themes with the changes and what has been pushed is a more clear path and more distinctive grounds for employees to file sexual harassment complaints, applications…

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Redundancy: 3 pitfalls for HR to avoid a (almost) $300K claim – the story of Pizza, Beer and Toyota

By NB Lawyers | April 8, 2021 |

The District Court of NSW has made a decision on a case involving a termination of employment mere days before a significant redundancy payment was owed to a long standing employee (20 years). Ultimately the Court found in favour of the employee awarding almost $300,000.00 in damages. The case of Sherry v Toyota Motor Corporation…

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Upward Bullying – the Rise of the Remote Working “Bully” 5 tips all Employers need to know

By NB Lawyers | March 31, 2021 |

The pandemic has led to a number of changes in the workplace – words such as workplace flexibility, working from home, remote working, Zoom, Teams, virtual meeting are now common lexicon of the modern workplace.  A number of clients recently have had to deal with Upward Bullying – a trend that has been on the…

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When you get it wrong, 3 mistakes an Employer made leading to a General Protections order of $85K

By NB Lawyers | March 30, 2021 |

There are a number of well documented workplace problems continuing to persist as we continue on this year – sexual harassment and bullying claims, underpayment of wages, the vaccination – mandate or not to mandate, redundancy and termination of employment claims and the end of JobKeeper.  Many clients we have spoken to say there hasn’t…

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4 Major Steps an Employment Lawyer takes to Defend a Sexual Harassment claim for an Employer

By NB Lawyers | March 24, 2021 |

With the backdrop of a number of sexual harassment claims currently in the news cycle and potentially plenty more. The issue of sexual harassment (and to some extent bullying) is prominent, a number of clients have sought our advice in defending their Directors, Executives, Managers and Supervisors and through vicarious liability the company against sexual…

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