Live Webinar: Mental Health and Managing Employee Performance in the Workplace


Date:  Thursday 18th October 2018 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas: 11am to 12:30pm 
SA:  10:30am to 12noon  WA: 8am to 9:30am 
NT: 9:30am to 11am  Qld: 10am to 11:30am

Performance managing an employee who has a mental illness is complex. Employers need to walk a tightrope between anti-discrimination laws and work, health and safety laws. How can an employer best manage its obligations when performance managing employees with mental illnesses?

  • Implementing strong policies and procedures
  • Providing appropriate training to key personnel regarding mental health
  • Minimising harm to vulnerable employees when applying disciplinary procedures
  • Employer’s obligations to provide support to mentally ill employees
  • Impact of extended leave on the performance management process
  • What if the alleged misconduct was the result of an employee’s mental illness? Does this provide a defence to the alleged misconduct?
  • What if the employer was not aware of the mental illness when reviewing the alleged misconduct?
  • Case law update
Our presenter

Belinda Winter, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane

As a partner in the workplace relations and safety team, Belinda leads a team of seven and specialises in employment, industrial relations, discrimination and safety law.

Belinda and her team provide strategic advice to employers about various matters including restructures, enforcing restraints of trade, managing long term ill and injured employees, employee misconduct, poor performance and effecting termination of employment.

The team also provides assistance to clients managing industrial issues such as enterprise bargaining, right of entry and industrial action.

Belinda and her team are experienced in conducting complex workplace investigations in response to safety related incidents or allegations of misconduct, as well as providing advice to clients about safety compliance matters.

Belinda has been listed in Best Lawyers Australia for Labour and Employment every year since 2013.


This webinar is suitable for HR professionals and lawyers practising in employment law. 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: RBJOCT18
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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