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What is Discrimination?

Unlawful workplace discrimination occurs in the workplace when an adverse action is taken against an employee due to a protected attribute such as; Race, colour, sex, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family or care’s responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin.

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Leadership, an autocratic or participative approach?

When we think of leaders and team dynamics, we often imagine one person sitting at the head of the table with decision making and delegating authority over the other members. Otherwise known as an autocratic approach to leadership. However, not all great teams operate with this dynamic. The participative approach to leadership embodies the notion that by giving team members responsibility to reach decisions themselves, empowerment and motivation of team members to produce results is heightened.

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Commission rules against “moonlighting” employee’s claim due to use of company property

A manager’s bullying claim against her chief executive backfired after an investigation into both employees’ emails revealed her serious misconduct.

The manager, had been working three days a week until November 2012 when she claimed her chief executive’s recent scrupulous supervision of her work and unreasonable requests for her accountability were intimidating and bullying.

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Frequently asked questions: Permanent vs casual vs fixed term

What is a permanent employee?

An employee who is paid on a permanent basis with ongoing employment and regular hours prescribed per week. Permanent employees accrue paid annual leave, personal / carer’s leave and must receive or give notice to the end of their employment.

What is a permanent part time employee?

A permanent part time employee works regular hours each week but less than the 38 hour full time week. The days of work each week are regular with entitlements being accrued the same as a permanent full time employee but on a pro rata basis.

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