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Your first papragraph - I dont understand how I can claim mental anguish- is this because of the bullying claim against me- is it the time line that everything has been handled.
I understand that I have to go to mediation but why should the claimants support person who has done nothing but cause trouble and is supposed to keep all this private and confidential be expected to be there.I know the claimant has to be there.
I have a workover claim are you talking about my exsisting one with my head and neck in jury or are you suggesting a new claim.
I have reported all issues. Understandably I am still employed as I believe I would have been dismissed if bullying claims were proven.
All issues have been addressed and this is where I need to know has my company done enough in the time line for this bullying claim. Or do I suck it up and be expected to work again with this staff member who has no idea of the insurmountable damage she has not only done to herself, me and my staff and expect to come back to work in the same capacity as if nothing has happened.
Do you believe I should seek more legal advise and obtain a solicitor to handle all these problems.
the issues with the support person have been addressed, yesterday I was instructed by our Head Office that with the complaints she has made about my boss which went to the top of the company, they are really considering dismissal on her case or her boss who has not acted accordingly. Obviously i was quite shocked that this would happen.
I am in the Geelong area and have found it hard to find a solicitor quickly as mediation has been booked in for Friday week. I have been advised that I can put this forward due to circumstances and being better prepared.
Am I better to find one in Melbourne and can you refer anyone.
One last question, do we have any recourse in the matter where staff member was asked to leave prior employment where money jewellery missing, and where we did not do any refernce checks due to her being reccommended by a fellow worker.
I am confused with the answer in regards to this:
The staff member who is on Workcover Bullying claim has ommitted from her resume that she worked at a certain business where she was asked to leave due to major discrepencies in missing jewellery and money.
She was hired by our company without any reference checks done as she was reccommended by another staff member. Where do we stand as a company in regards to this, legally and should my superiors know about this. I only found out this information in the past few days.
I understand many people ommit information and falsify their resumes
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