TOPIC: Employment law

Depression and discrimination: a case study

Depression and discrimination: a case study

Almost half of Australians will experience a mental health issue at some point. What happens when your work tries to force you to attend medical appointments while you’re on stress leave, and then fires you?

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Why employees and employers should be careful at end of year parties

Why employees and employers should be careful at end of year parties

The end of year party is a great way to relax, debrief and bond with your colleagues.  But the end of year party also tends to be alcohol-fuelled and brings with it the risk that people will behave badly.  From an employment lawyer’s perspective, it often create challenges as the line between work and out of hours becomes blurred.

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More than just a damaged ego: defamation in the current climate

More than just a damaged ego: defamation in the current climate

From Rebel Wilson to Joe Hockey and Geoffrey Rush, the past few years have been dotted with high profile Australians making claims for damages to their reputation. But you don’t have to insult someone famous to find yourself on the receiving end of a defamation lawsuit – so what does the law say?

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When is a casual actually a permanent employee?

When is a casual actually a permanent employee?

Full Federal Court confirms casual employment is defined by substance and not form.

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