Time to Outlaw Toxic Bullies

Before seeing my client, I am handed a folder of documents by a colleague who shakes his head at its contents. The folder contains a detailed description of a group of employees who appear to have ritually enjoyed degrading one of their co-workers. It makes disturbing reading. When I walk into the room to meet…

A Most Unequal Contest

Employees cannot negotiate with employers as equals. That’s a Howard myth. The Howard Government’s industrial relations reforms are an attempt to resuscitate a myth that was discredited more than a century ago: the myth of freedom of contract. The new laws will shift employees away from collective agreements and awards and onto individual employment contracts.…