Fake Medical Certificate – A Sure Way to Byrne Your Fingers

Quite frequently, an employer has valid reasons to believe an employee is requesting sick or personal leave without a legitimate reason for it. The recent Full Federal Court of Australia decision involved a dismissal of an employee following a period of sick leave. The Facts Mr Byrne applied for annual leave on 24 and 25 April … Read more

Understanding and Navigating Informed Consent from Students and Parents

The following is a PowerPoint presentation delivered by Alistair Macpherson for school counsellors at a School Law workshop. Adapted for the World Wide Web. What is Consent? Affirmative and explicit acceptance by word or conduct; not merely an absence of objection (Bell v Alfred Franks & Bartlett Co Ltd [1980] All AR 356 Not necessarily … Read more