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Restructuring Your Workplace? Why You’ll Need an Employment Lawyer

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By Mark Cox, Director and Joanna Knoth, Senior Associate

In order to survive, many businesses have to restructure their workplace. This often results in reducing surplus assets, addressing inefficiencies, and cutting or removing shifts. The redundancies that result from this process present a significant legal risk to employers.

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What Exactly Is Unfair Dismissal?

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By Mark Cox, Director and Joanna Knoth, Senior Associate

Unfair dismissal occurs when an employee’s dismissal from employment is harsh, unjust or unreasonable. Those who are unfairly dismissed may be eligible to receive compensation by making an unfair dismissal claim. In a small number of cases they may get an order for reinstatement to their former job.

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Take Care When Making Employees on Parental Leave Redundant

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By Nikita Barsby, Special Counsel 

In the recent case of Heraud v Roy Morgan Research Ltd [2016] FCCA 185, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCCA) found that Roy Morgan Research Ltd (RMR) contravened provisions of the Fair Work Act (FW Act) by refusing an employee’s request for flexible working hours and making her redundant while she was on maternity leave.

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