Tindall Gask Bentley provides high quality legal services tailored to the unique needs of employers.
TGB Lawyers understands the complexities employers face when dealing with disciplinary issues in the workplace. There are a number of things to consider to ensure that your organisation is prepared when it comes to disciplinary matters.
The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act) governs the majority of employment relationships in the private sector (and some in the public sector) in Australia, and sets out the framework for addressing disciplinary issues. The basis is essentially that employers should follow a fair and transparent process when it comes to disciplining employees, to minimise their legal risk.
Some key things to consider when it comes to discliplinary issues:
- Your employment contracts need to clearly outline the expected standards of conduct by your employees, and the disciplinary processes your organisation has in place – ensuring compliance with the Act.
- Keeping detailed records of all disciplinary actions including meetings, warnings and any other correspondence, could be critical to your defence of any potential claims.
- It is important to carefully consider your organisation’s conduct in any disciplinary processes, to ensure it does not amount to discrimination and/or bullying.
At Tindall Gask Bentley, we take the time to get to know our clients, to ensure we can provide tailored advice that will, hopefully, avoid any issues surrounding employee discipline. Should any issues arise we can draft any necessary documents, and represent you in any legal proceedings if needed.