..


The Conversation

What happens when employees are fired for complaining at work

  • Written by Elizabeth Shi, Lecturer, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University
What happens when employees are fired for complaining at workWhen an employee is dismissed after making a complaint, it's relatively easy for the employer to hide the true reason for dismissal.www.shutterstock.com

It’s illegal for an employer to fire an employee for complaining under the Fair Work Act, but in a study of 30 courts cases we found it’s difficult for employees to prove they have been...

More Articles ...

  1. Farewell to Paper presents an engaging double act on lost things
  2. We won't close the gap if the Commonwealth cuts off Indigenous housing support
  3. Spinal fusion surgery for lower back pain: it's costly and there's little evidence it'll work
  4. How we can put a stop to the revolving door between homelessness and imprisonment
  5. Sizes matters for black hole formation, but there's something missing in the middle ground
  6. Fischer calls for quick resolution of Nationals crisis, while Joyce is determined to fight to the death
  7. Tesla's 'virtual power plant' might be second-best to real people power
  8. Here's what you need to know about the new flu vaccines for over-65s
  9. Why sport hasn't made much progress on LGBTI+ rights since the Sochi Olympics
  10. Explainer: what are credit ratings and why do they matter?
  11. The first charges over Russian involvement in the US election have been laid – are there more to come?
  12. Curious Kids: Where do my recycled items go?
  13. Seeing the unseeable: how viewing crime scene photos can be beneficial
  14. Comic-explainer: How does Islamic finance work?
  15. FactCheck: do bank profits 'belong to everyday Australians'?
  16. So many public toilets are a last resort – why not a restful refuge?
  17. Can diet improve the symptoms of endometriosis? Sadly, there's no clear answer
  18. The surprising benefits of oysters (and no, it's not what you're thinking)
  19. Russia not so much a (re)rising superpower as a skilled strategic spoiler
  20. We should learn to work with robots and not worry about them taking our jobs
  21. Voters tell Barnaby Joyce to quit as leader - Newspoll
  22. Customer service staff need to be problem solving not apologising
  23. There are four types of drinker – which one are you?
  24. Welcome to the new (old) moralism: how the media's coverage of the Joyce affair harks back to the 1950s
  25. It's 20 years since privatisation lit the spark under South Australia's livewire energy politics
  26. Joyce fires broadside at Turnbull, as Coalition crisis deepens
  27. VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on sex, scandals and strained relationships in the government
  28. Banning workplace romances won't solve the problem of sexual misconduct in the office
  29. What makes a winning snowboard cross athlete like Jarryd Hughes?
  30. Common products, like perfume, paint and printer ink, are polluting the atmosphere
  31. Hospital staff – don't hide when something goes wrong, listen to patients and ask what they need
  32. Utopia or nightmare? The answer lies in how we embrace self-driving, electric and shared vehicles
  33. Airbnb is blamed for Tasmania's housing affordability problems, but it's actually helping small businesses
  34. Friday essay: species sightings
  35. Essays On Air: When did Australia’s human history begin?
  36. Abuse in care versus not in care: we need to tackle potential bias in a national redress scheme
  37. States' dummy-spit over the Murray-Darling Basin Plan clouds the real facts
  38. Charging ahead: how Australia is innovating in battery technology
  39. Grattan on Friday: Turnbull's excoriation of Joyce has changed the game, but how?
  40. Turnbull announces sex ban – and signals Joyce should consider his position
  41. When galaxies collide, size matters if you want to know the fate of our Milky Way
  42. Barnaby Joyce dumped as acting prime minister next week
  43. I've always wondered: do fluorescent lights emit UV, and can it harm me?
  44. Myer once stood for the aspirational middle class but now it's lost sight of who its customers are
  45. Police in schools: helpful or harmful? It depends on the model
  46. Semitransparent solar cells: a window to the future?
  47. What makes a winning halfpipe snowboarder like Scotty James?
  48. Be realistic – demand the impossible: the legacy of 1968
  49. Governments shouldn't be so hasty in declaring victory on wages policy
  50. Without mandatory safety standards, indoor trampoline parks are an accident waiting to happen

You might also like