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I am on WorkCover and my employer has proposed to transfer me to another position with reduced responsibilities and pay. What can I do?

If your employer attempts to alter your role without genuine reason it could be a breach of section 340 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) insofar as your employer has taken adverse action for a prohibited reason.

I am being bullied on social media by my colleagues, what can I do?
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I am being bullied on social media by my colleagues, what can I do?

It is common to interact with work colleagues on social media, but these interactions are not always friendly. If you are being bullied or harassed on social media by your colleagues, you may be entitled to lodge a stop bullying claim with The Fair Work Commission, under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

 

 

Should I engage a professional support person?
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Should I engage a professional support person?

By engaging an experienced support person, an employee gives themselves the opportunity to ensure the meeting proceeds reasonably and in accordance with law.

I have been placed on a PIP and have been given unachievable targets. I feel like I have been set up to fail. What are my rights?
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I have been placed on a PIP and have been given unachievable targets. I feel like I have been set up to fail. What are my rights?

Performance Improvement Plans and the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth):

Occasionally employees find themselves in a situation whereby their employer places them on a Performance Improvement Plan or PIP. While the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) does not provide for PIP’s directly, you may be protected in the event of an unfair dismissal,[1] and other workplace rights such as making a complaint or inquiry in relation to your employment.[2]

 

How do I know whether my employer’s decision to make my position redundant is lawful or genuine redundancy?
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WorkPac v Skene [2018]- Am I still a casual employee if I work full-time hours?

Whether you will be classified as a casual employee will be determined by assessing the true nature of your employment relationship.

 

left a well-paying job for a new role, but am now being made redundant
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I have left a well-paying job for a new role, but am now being made redundant. Do I have any legal recourse?

Even when a redundancy can be proved to be genuine, there may still be legal recourse in circumstances where your employer engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct.

Employment Lawyers
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I’ve just put in a workers compensation claim and have been fired – what are my rights?

It is unlawful for an employer to dismiss an employee because the employee has made a claim for workers compensation. Read on for more information.

Employment Lawyers
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I have been told that I have breached a duty of loyalty, what does this mean?

If you have been accused of breaching your duty of loyalty, it is important to seek legal advice to assist you in understanding the sources and scope of this duty.

Employment Lawyers
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My employer has decided not to renew my fixed-term contract. Do I have any legal recourse?

There are certain circumstances where employees on a fixed-term contract are entitled to bring forward an unfair dismissal claim. If you feel discriminated against, read on.

Employment Lawyers
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Do I have the right to request a flexible working arrangement?

From 1 December 2018, modern awards include new rules about requests for flexible work arrangements.

 

 

Employment Lawyers
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My company has lost a tender for a project I was employed under, am I entitled to a redundancy?

When an employee is hired for the purpose of a particular contract, loss of that contract can often result in loss of job, without redundancy.

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