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Who made the call? The role of Boards and senior managers as decision-makers

Marie-Claire Foley (Partner), Geoffrey Giudice (Consultant), Julie Mills (Senior Associate) and Ashleigh Littlewood (Graduate) of Ashurst “How many [insert profession does it take to change a light bulb?” The same question may now have apt application in the context of making the decision to terminate an employee’s employment. Recent decisions in adverse action proceeding highlight… Read More

You can’t keep secret what you rely upon

Employer loses legal professional privilege in workplace investigation report By Tracy Caspersz (Counsel) & James Hulmes (Lawyer) of Corrs Chambers Westgarth The decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCCA) in Bartolo v Doutta Galla Aged Services Ltd [2014] FCCA 1517 (15 July 2014) highlights the need to carefully consider what documents are to… Read More

UN resolution could be the start of a binding treaty on business and human rights

The UN Human Rights Council has recently passed resolutions that provide for the establishment of a working group to develop an international legally binding human rights instrument for transnational corporations, as well as commissioning a report on the pros and cons of this approach. Allens Linklaters Partner Rachel Nicolson, Senior Associate Dora Banyasz and Associate… Read More