The Whistleblower - Employment Law
Law Society of Tasmania
CPD Guide: 2 (PS, SL)
The Law Society of Tasmania is pleased to join with the Industrial Relations Society Tasmania (IRST) to bring you this two-hour seminar - The Whistleblower. It will be presented from an employer and oversight body perspective.
NOTE: This event was deferred from March 2020. If you registered for that event, you have been automatically reregistered and you will receive an email reminder. If you are unable to attend at this rescheduled time, please let Carmen.Bold@lst.org.au know as asap.
Registering for this seminar:
Law Society members can book below.
IRST members without access to the Society's member area please call Caitlin Menzie on 62344 133 and have a credit card ready for payment.
Employer perspective: Employer’s obligations and how complaints are dealt with under the Corporations Act 2001. Whistleblowers play an important role in identifying and calling out misconduct and harm to consumers and the community. The Corporations Act 2001 now gives certain people legal rights and protections as whistleblowers. Who is an ‘eligible whistleblower’ and what are their rights? And, what do employers need to do in relation to whistleblowers?
Brief stretch break
Oversight Body perspective: Blowing the whistle in Tasmania. An overview of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 which gives protections to people blowing the whistle about serious or significant improper conduct in the Tasmanian public sector.
Craig Green - Employer Perspective. Craig is Counsel at Dobson Mitchell Allport in the commercial litigation and dispute resolution team, specialising in employment law. Craig's practice includes advising about employment disputes, compliance with statutory obligations and workplace complaints. He advises employers about drafting policies and procedures and contracts of employment. Craig is widely regarded as a leading practitioner in Tasmanian State Service matters.
As counsel, Craig appears regularly in the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Circuit Court, the Tasmanian Industrial Commission and the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal. He regularly presents seminars to clients and other lawyers on important workplace relations issues. He organises seminars for the legal profession and human resources practitioners.
Craig is a member of the Industrial Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia. He is a long-standing member of the Equal Employment and Opportunity Committee - now the Employment, Diversity and Inclusion Committee - of the Law Society of Tasmania.
Sam Christensen - Oversight Body perspective. Sam is a senior investigation officer with the Ombudsman and Health Complaints Commissioner. Sam is a Senior Investigation Officer with the Tasmanian Ombudsman. His work there over the past eight years has included dealing with disclosures, public body notifications and reviewing public bodies’ procedures under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002. Sam has previously worked as a legal practitioner with the Civil Division of the Office of the Tasmanian Director of Public Prosecutions and as an associate with Fair Work Commission and the Tasmanian Industrial Commission.
With thanks to our CPD Program sponsor:
Employment Law Seminar 2020Standard Registration - LST members