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


7th March 2019

Duration:  approx. 1.5 hours

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

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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.

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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 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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