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 end of year parties may lead to dismissing an employee

Why end of year parties may lead to dismissing an employee

End of year parties often require you to behave acceptably as poor behaviour may lead to employee dismissal. Learn how poor behaviour can get you fired.

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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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