ARTICLES

Employment Law

Office Romance and the Tight Rope of Sexual Harassment

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

As the lawyers for employers, especially Franchisors and Franchisees navigating the area of office romances is still a difficult area to traverse. Traversing the tight rope of sexual harassment involves a pro-active approach by Employers.

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“Completely Untenable” – A Restraint of Trade Story

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

In recent months Courts have found decisions in favour of the Employer in relation to restraint of trade (ROT) clauses.

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An employee has a medical condition? Can I dismiss them?

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

Recently, an employee was successful in his discrimination claim against his employer. The Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions (Employer) dismissed Mr Anthony Grant (Employee) on allegations of poor attendance and performance.

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Parental Leave – What an Employer needs to know

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

The Fair Work Commission (Commission) has emphasised that women have the right to “give birth to children without foreclosing their employment” in the decision of Hanina Rind v Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees [2013] FWC 3144 (31 May 2013) (the Rind Case).

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Soccer, Text Messages and Dismissals – Brutal, gutless and outrageous

By NB Lawyers | December 16, 2015 |

In England, soccer is big business and the sacking of two coaches Paul Ince (by Blackpool) and Michael Laudrup (by Premier League Club Swansea) demonstrates the negative publicity that can be garnered by dismissal through text message.

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