When personal texting in the workplace becomes excessive, this can have a major impact on productivity. So when can texting in the workplace cross the line? And how should employers handle these situations?
While most resignations are voluntarily, in some cases an employee may feel they are forced to resign due to the conduct or actions of their employer. These scenarios can be very challenging for workers and can also lead to unfair dismissal claims against their employer.
Well-drafted restraint of trade clauses in employment agreements are the only way employers can prevent former staff poaching their clients and staff.
In a decision announced in September 2021, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) accepted the unfair dismissal claim of an employee who exhibited “violent behaviour” in a conduct meeting because he claims he didn’t realise he’d been dismissed; allowing him to file the unfair dismissal claim outside the usual 21-day period.