University of Technology Sydney

78726 Managing Workplace Culture

Requisite(s): ( 70211 Contracts OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 4 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice)) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law) OR (70108c Public International Law AND 70417c Corporate Law))
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Anti-requisite(s): 76015 Labour Law AND 76053 Workplace Relations Law AND 79013 Industrial and Labour Law AND 79031 Employment and Industrial Law


This subject provides an understanding of the legal regulation of aspects of workplace culture. It considers the influence of law in the management of workplaces, from setting the parameters of workplace conduct through policies and codes of conduct, to the resolution of workplace disputes, the conduct of investigations, and the imposition of disciplinary measures. The subject pays particular attention to contemporary problems, including the boundary between work and private life (especially in matters relating to freedom of expression and social media policies), workplace bullying, and sexual harassment at work. It engages with various sources of law, including employment contract law, administrative law, enterprise agreements made under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and various statutes influencing employers’ responsibilities in respect of workplace discipline. These include the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), various federal and state anti-discrimination statutes, and work, health and safety statutes. This subject will be of particular interest to students with an interest in human resources management, industrial advocacy, or employment law practice.

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