Harassment + Discrimination

Out of hours Facebook posting ridiculing supervisor justifies termination

Out of hours Facebook posting ridiculing supervisor justifies termination

In a further confirmation that social postings can lead to termination of employment, the Fair Work Commission has rejected an employee’s claim that comments he made out of hours should not be deemed misconduct. In refusing to overturn BHP’s decision to terminate one of its fitters, Commissioner Peter Hampton found there was a relevant and sufficient connection between the employee’s…read more →

Review of Model Code and Procedures now under way by OLG

Review of Model Code and Procedures now under way by OLG

Governance and Human Resources Managers, as well as Complaints Coordinators should already be aware of the OLG’s current Review of the Model Code as well as its Procedures for the Administration of the Code. This is your opportunity to advise the OLG of issues encountered with these processes as well as suggesting ways of improving their ability to deal with…read more →

Recent Employment Law cases you may have missed

1. Employee sacked for bullying HR staff after demotion for racial abuse The Commission has endorsed the dismissal of a worker who had initiated a campaign of email harassment of HR staff who had been involved in his earlier demotion. The demotion followed an investigation into allegations the worker had called an Indian colleague “smelly” and had encouraged a co-worker…read more →

Fair Work Commission decision on Toll Holdings worker dismissal

The Fair Work Commission has confirmed the dismissal by Toll Holdings of worker after receiving complaints from a co-worker of Afghani origin alleging he had been subjected to ongoing racial comments and cultural abuse in the workplace. Types of alleged comments The co-worker complained his colleague, Mr Johnpulle had made inappropriate comments to him over a period of around 15…read more →