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The impact of the coronavirus on employees – job losses, stand-downs and dismissals

With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) there will be widespread job losses, standing down of employees and workplace dismissals across industries. The largest impact will be on employees with insecure work arrangements, casual employees and employees whose jobs cannot be reasonably worked from home. 

As employers grapple with the impact of the coronavirus on their workplaces, in the community legal sector, we are already seeing an increased demand for advice relating to workplace dismissals. Common questions include whether someone has been genuinely made redundant, stood-down or been dismissed unfairly or dismissed because an employee has taken a temporary absence from work due to illness or injury or due to a discriminatory reason. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and relevant anti-discrimination laws apply to these situations.  

This webinar is provided by Arlou Arteta, Solicitor in the Human Rights and Civil Law Practice at Caxton Legal Centre. Arlou is an experienced lawyer who practices mainly in anti-discrimination, employment and human rights law. This training will assist participants to provide advice to employees who have been dismissed or stood-down from their employment.

Webinar Date:
April 8, 2020
Time:
11am-12pm
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