Carer’s leave

Carer’s leave

Dealing with employees and carer’s leave can be tricky. At times it’s a simple situation, “my kid has a cold and can’t go to school, can I take the day off?” and other times things are a lot more personal, complicated, and emotionally laden. It’s important to be aware...
Family and Domestic Violence leave

Family and Domestic Violence leave

Domestic violence is a horrible situation, and a very real one for millions of Australians. Examples of domestic violence include violent, threatening or other abusive behaviour by an employee’s close relative that seeks to coerce or control the employee, and/or...
What to expect at a hearing

What to expect at a hearing

An unfair dismissal hearing (or a determinative conference) is the final step if a situation cannot be resolved through the conciliation process and the application hasn’t been withdrawn. This is a legal proceeding that results in a clear outcome that must be upheld....
The end of proceedings

The end of proceedings

As we’ve said previously, every unfair dismissal case is unique, and every story a different one. The possible outcomes from a hearing or conference will also depend on the type of matter that’s being dealt with. If your case progresses to a conference or hearing,...
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