June 30, 2016 Recently we have been seeing a rise in higher-end employment disputes involving employees who have resigned in precarious circumstances, and often abruptly. Typically, the employee has reached the point where they simply cannot take it anymore, and has resigned before discussing and solidifying their payout. The employer will then shut them down […]String-Stretching in the Workplace: Your Boss’ Sway Over Your Startup Idea
March 30, 2016 For whatever reason, we’ve witnessed an increasing tendency for people to abandon the daily employment grind and chase the dream of self-employment with their own startup. While this can of course lead to a fulfilling and happy life, it’s more often much easier said than done, as an employer can be left […]When Work Becomes a War Zone: The Practicalities of Sexual Harassment
May 30, 2015 In our experience, most sexual harassment claims are not what you’d expect. More often than not, there hasn’t been any instance of blatant groping or blazen propositions, but only more subtle conduct, such as an inappropriate joke or holding a gaze to the point of awkwardness. The common forum seems to be […]Got Your Marching Orders? 10 Things You Should Know About Getting the Boot at Work.
February 11, 2015 Sadly, we were inundated with cases involving unfair dismissal and other contraventions involving dismissal over the lead up to, and the few weeks following, the Christmas break. Perhaps surprisingly, in our experience, this period is by far when the bulk of such dismissals occur. What strikes us most about these matters, apart […]Fraying Restraint of Trade and Non Compete Clauses
A case we were involved in recently has highlighted yet again some important points about the effectiveness of restraints of trade or non compete clauses in employment contracts. In this case, it was alleged that an employee had established a company during her employment, and diverted business to the new company – which was in […]