Aug 17

Worker denied compensation despite flawed dismissal process

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A male office administrator fired for sexually harassing workmates at an Auckland branch of Denny’s restaurant has been denied compensation, despite a “flawed” dismissal process. Jose Kifouani was sacked from Denny’s in late 2009 after at least two women complained about his behaviour. Mr Kifouani, discussed sexual matters with them and watched pornography…

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Jul 25

Workplace bullying claims on the rise but few are valid

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The number of workers in Victoria, Australia claiming to have been bullied at work has skyrocketed, with complaints to WorkSafe Victoria more than doubling to 6000 in the past year. But no action was taken on the vast majority of complaints, as most fell well short of what constitutes workplace bullying under the…

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Jul 7

Public Service CEO facing serious misconduct investigation

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Katrina Bach the CEO of the Government Department of Building and Housing is being investigated over allegations of verbal abuse and physical assault towards a junior female staff member of her department. The State Services Commission has confirmed that an independent inquiry had begun after “serious allegations” were made about the conduct of…

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