Privacy of staff records for domestic violence leave, finger print dismissal appeal, and more

In episode 78 of the IR Simplified podcast, I share my thoughts on the following.

Employers need to be aware of the privacy requirements for the staff records of this who take domestic violence leave.

That Thales Marine has shown no faith in their managers by implementing a paid domestic violence leave clause in a proposed Enterprise Agreement with the AMWU.

Good news, sort of, on the privacy front with the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission granting permission to appeal the employee who had their unfair dismissal application dismissed for refusing to use a biometric scanner to sign on/off

And finally, I talk a bit about the FWO Federal Circuit Court case against a Qld employer using the new reverse onus of proof laws.

Links mentioned:

LinkedIn post about privacy and domestic violence leave

Brisbane Times article (Also mentions Thales Marine Division proposed enterprise agreement)

Fair Work Commission Full Bench decision (Appeal of unfair dismissal decision)

Fair Work Ombudsman media release reverse onus of proof court case

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