Health and Safety and Employment Law: An Uneasy Interface (On Demand)

Recorded Seminar 2 CPD Hrs
Your desk or on your portable device

Synopsis

With two legislative regimes involved, and the real possibility of both internal and external investigations, the interface between health and safety and employment law can be complex for the parties involved as competing interests and requirements meet.

This On Demand seminar, premised on a notifiable incident involving injury, highlights those areas where the two regimes meet, explores the issues that can arise and suggests possible solutions from an employment, and health and safety law perspective.

Learning outcomes:

In light of a notifiable incident involving injury:

  • Learn more about the steps from a health and safety perspective that are required when an incident occurs as well as whether it is necessary to inform the union if applicable.
  • Understand better the interview process in a WorkSafe investigation and how this may impact on a parallel employment investigation into the same incident as well as noting the differing purposes and potential outcomes of each.
  • Gain insights into the difficult questions of legal privilege that may arise in respect of parallel investigations, the right to avoid self-incrimination in addition to the varying time factors involved for each investigation, the position of the union and looking after the employee’s interests, the question of good faith, guilty pleas and the competing interests placed on employers and employees alike. 

Who should view?

All health and safety and employment lawyers. The seminar will be of benefit to HR personnel as well.

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.

Presenters


John Rooney

Partner
Simpson Grierson 


Liz Coats

Partner
Bell Gully

Chair

His Honour Judge McIlraith