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 Recorded Webinar: Adverse Action and General Protections: Dodging the Traps for Employers

Date: Tuesday 7th September 2021
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour


This session looks at recent case law developments in adverse action and general protections, with a focus on the key lessons for employers. It includes:

  • Termination and prohibited reasons - navigating the traps
  • What if there has been a history of conflict between a decision-maker and the employee?
  • Objective criteria or reasons for termination
  • Employer risks when not keeping adequate records
  • Managing the risks of disability discrimination and adverse action
  • Practical tips to limit the risk of a successful adverse action claim
  • Case study: dismissal for refusing to work overtime
  • Lessons from recent cases
Recorded Webinars,Employment Law,Recorded Webinar: Adverse Action and General Protections: Dodging the Traps for Employers Elizabeth Devine, Principal, Devine Law at Work, Sydney

Elizabeth Devine is a specialist in employment law and conflict management.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Devine Law at Work, a law firm and consultancy which specialises in employment law, workplace relations and conflict management.  In this role she provides a range of services to private and public sector employers.

Elizabeth’s qualifications include a Masters of Dispute Resolution, a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts.  She has been practicing law for 29 years and has specialised in all aspects of Australian employment law, workplace relations and conflict management for 24 years.

In addition to her legal skills and qualifications, Elizabeth is a Conflict Coach, Facilitator, Mediator, Educator and Workplace Investigator. 

Prior to founding her own firm, Elizabeth worked for the Australian Government Solicitor, in a peak employer body and in private practice. 

Elizabeth is passionate about enhancing the knowledge of others about workplace law and conflict management and regularly presents to a broad range of corporations and business, professional and industry groups. 


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.


Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – From April 1st 2021, due to the new requirements we are unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA.

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: lisa@tved.net.au

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Product Code: WBFSEP21
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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