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  • The human resources (HR) department is often responsible for making decisions and taking action on behalf of the business, e.g. performance management and dismissal.
    Mar 01, 2019
  • Your business can be held liable if an HR professional breaches the FW Act.
    Mar 01, 2019
  • An HR manager will be responsible for a serious contravention is one in which the HR manager authorises the conduct through a policy, rule or a course of conduct or practice, and the conduct constituting the contravention is part of...
    Mar 01, 2019
  • The way HR manages performance, redundancy or misconduct issues that result in dismissal can have legal implications for your business under FW Act unfair dismissal laws.
    Mar 01, 2019
  • You cannot dismiss an employee for a protected activity or attribute under the general protections provisions of the FW Act, e.g. for exercising a workplace right or making a complaint about their employment.
    Mar 01, 2019
  • The FW Act allows employees to apply for an order to stop workplace bullying.
    Mar 01, 2019
  • If an employer contravenes the FW Act, an HR professional may become personally liable for the contravention in certain situations.
    Mar 01, 2019
  • HR professionals involved in decision-making and actions taken in relation to the performance of safe work and creating a safe working environment may attract liability under health and safety legislation for non-compliance.
    Mar 01, 2019
  • You can be held liable for actions of an HR professional who breaches anti-discrimination legislation.
    Mar 01, 2019
  • The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct in recruitment.
    Mar 01, 2019
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