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Perpetrators of Sexual Harassment Should Beware
Perpetrators of Sexual Harassment Should Beware 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

A recent case shows the perils of sexually harassing another person.  In the case of Ewin v Vergara (No. 3) [2013] FCA 1311 Ms Ewin was an accountant employed by Living and Leisure Australia Limited (LLA) and Mr Vergara was recruited from a labour hire firm contracted to work at…

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Workplace Bullying – Anti-Bullying Protections
Workplace Bullying – Anti-Bullying Protections 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

Bullying in the workplace is all too common.  It can come from any direction, usually it is a superior bullying a subordinate worker but that is not necessarily always the case. The anti-bullying laws were introduced into the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“FWA”) at the beginning of 2014 and…

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Is it a Genuine Redundancy?
Is it a Genuine Redundancy? 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

There are many questions that people ask around the issue of redundancy but the one that comes up the most often is I have been made redundant, can they do that?  With everything that has happened to the economy businesses are looking at ways to innovate.  One possible innovation is…

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Caution when terminating employment if your employee has a mental illness
Caution when terminating employment if your employee has a mental illness 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

A recent ruling by the Federal Court Circuit of G v State of Victoria (the Office of Public Prosecutions) [2014] FCCA 17 (“Grant’s case”) found that an employee’s alleged misconduct which arose wholly from the anxiety and depression was the reason for the dismissal.  The Court that as a result…

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How to sell uncollected goods to recover your invoiced amount
How to sell uncollected goods to recover your invoiced amount 1024 768 MJT Law - Brisbane Employment Lawyers

In Queensland it is possible to obtain the right to dispose (sell) uncollected goods which have been accepted in the course of business for inspection, repair, storage or other treatment.  To be entitled to sell those goods under the Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act (“the Act”) a number of steps…

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