On 26 July 2016, TressCox Lawyers held a Seminar on ‘Dealing with workplace complaints and difficult employees’ in our Sydney office. Throughout the morning, we provided practical advice for people who manage employees, in the following 3 areas: engaging in a performance management process; managing ill or injured employees; and dealing with workplace complaints.
Health Care Complaints Commission v Singh  NSWCATOD 85 is an interlocutory decision regarding an application brought by the Health Care Complaints Commission (‘HCCC’) in circumstances where the HCCC could not locate Dr Singh for the purpose of effecting service of their substantive application on him.
TressCox recently presented a seminar entitled Dealing with Defamation at TressCox’s offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The seminars were held as part of the firm’s Insurance Law Seminar Series, and Rina put a particular emphasis on insurance-related topics and risk management strategies for both insurers and insureds.
The HCCC has received an increased number of complaints in relation to cosmetic procedures being performed by non-registered practitioners and in facilities with inadequate infection control measures. This includes the administration of Botox, Dermal fillers and Glutathione skin whitening injections.
Recent years have seen the issue of workplace bullying and harassment in the health sector brought to the forefront of public awareness. As a result, the Victorian Auditor General was directed by the Health Minister to conduct an investigation into the incidence of bullying and harassment in hospitals.