Live Webinar: Managing the Risks of Misrepresentations in the Recruitment Process


Date:   Thursday 7th March 2019 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas:  3pm to 4:30pm 
SA: 2.30pm to 4pm  WA: 12noon to 1:30pm 
NT: 1.30pm to 3pm  Qld: 2pm to 3:30pm

When can an employer sue an employee for pre-employment misrepresentations?  If an employee intentionally gives false information, can an employer have a claim for damages? Conversely, what if an employer “oversells” the nature of a position to a potential employee? The recruitment process can be ripe with legal risk.

This session examines the key issues, including:

  • Rights of employers if the employee is found to be lying

  • Does silence amount to a misrepresentation?

  • When will a misrepresentation be fraudulent misrepresentation?

  • What should employers be doing in their pre-employment processes to minimize risks of employee misrepresentation

  • Does an employer have a potential claim to damages?

  • When can an employee be summarily dismissed for misrepresentations without risking an unfair dismissal claim?

  • Employers promising the kingdom of heaven to potential candidates - when will it get you into trouble?

  • Recent cases: Emma Valenzuela v Spectrum Community Focus Limited; Carr v Empirical Works Pty Ltd v Anor

Our presenter

Angus Macinnis, Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaran Lawyers, Sydney

Angus Macinnis has a broad commercial practice with a focus on dispute resolution, and in particular, on employment and work health and safety law, and intellectual property law.

He advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law, from drafting contracts and employment policies, to dealing with employment related disputes, to dealing with employment and safety regulators.

He has a particular interest in the employment law aspects of social media use and has published in this area in publications including the Law Society Journal, The New Lawyer, and the Internet Law Bulletin, as well as providing regular contributions to AHRI’s HRM Online website.  He is a regular speaker at conferences for MCLE providers including the Law Society of New South Wales and the University of New South Wales and also provides training to employer clients in areas including anti-discrimination law.


This webinar is suitable for HR professionals and lawyers practising in employment law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 1.5 CPD units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1.5 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1 hour.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBDMAR19
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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