Tag archives: Bullying

Employees’ rights and obligations regarding the use of social media in Australia

The use of social media in Australia continues to grow on a daily basis. There are now over 13.4 million daily users of Facebook, 3.9 million active users of LinkedIn and over 2.7 million monthly users of Twitter (Source: Social Media Statistics Australia). There is a good chance that one, if not all of your employees … Continue reading

Bullying a colleague does not necessarily justify a dismissal

The legal context French employment law strictly prohibits situations of moral harassment in the workplace, the employer being required to take all necessary measures to prevent such situations from occurring. The employer can, for example, be held liable if acts of moral harassment actually take place, as the employer can then be held to have … Continue reading

Anti-bullying jurisdiction commences under Fair Work Act 2009

The new anti-bullying jurisdiction under the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act), which commenced on 1 January 2014, introduces an ‘individual right of recourse’ to the Fair Work Commission (FWC), that is designed to be both ‘speedy’ and ‘inexpensive’. The emphasis on providing a ‘speedy’ individual right was reflected in the Second Reading Speech, with … Continue reading