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Dismissal of ill and injured employees - On-demand

Course ID ID21018_EMP1

  • Online
  • 0.75
  • All
  • 0.75 CPD POINTS

This on-demand material was recorded in March 2021. You can purchase and access this content at any time.

When an employee has been absent from work for an extended period of time, employers often find it difficult to balance their obligations to their ill or injured employee with the commercial realities of keeping an employee’s position vacant on a long-term basis. 

In this 40 minute on-demand course, Adrian Barwick, Solicitor Director, WilliamsonBarwick will guide you through the dismissal process by: 

  • Identifying relevant employment law principles
  • Understanding when and how to dismiss an injured employee, lawfully and fairly
  • Knowing the legal risks and how to mitigate against them 
  • Additional challenges that COVID-19 raises at the present time 
  • Recent cases 

Please consult the CPD rules for your state to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  

Due to new reporting requirements introduced by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia on 1 April 2021, practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not currently eligible to claim CPD points for this product.


Full Price $75.00

Alumni/Member Price $67.50


End date:

30 June 2022

Presenter biography

 Adrian Barwick Solicitor Director, WilliamsonBarwick

Adrian commenced with Williamsonlegal (now known as WilliamsonBarwick) in the role of Special Counsel in July 2015.

In 1995, Adrian was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, having completed a Diploma of Law (SAB) in 1994. From 1995 to 2001, Adrian worked for a progressive Sydney plaintiff law firm, specialising in personal injury and insurance law. In 2001, he graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Master of Laws, having majored in commercial law. In 2005, Adrian qualified as a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Employment & Industrial Law. He has presented at state and national conferences on a range of topical issues falling within his field of expertise.

In the period 2001 to 2015, Adrian practised on his own account and then with a boutique commercial law firm, providing advice and representation in a wide range of Employment Law matters to employees and a select number of employer clients. Adrian developed a wealth of employment litigation experience in that time, frequently acting as advocate for his clients. He has advised clients engaged in a broad range of private sector industries from manufacturing and mining through to professional services, as well as clients employed in the public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

Adrian brings a strategic approach to Employment Law practice in his role as the firm’s leader and is committed to supporting the firm’s clients to sleep well at night.

Claiming CPD units

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority, with the exception of Western Australia. If you hold a practising certificate in a state or territory other than Western Australia and this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.

If you hold a Western Australian practising certificate, please refer to the course description above as to whether you are eligible to earn CPD points for this activity.


Mandatories covered

This program covers the mandatory requirement of Substantive Law.