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Considering 81 per cent of Australian full-time workers have admitted to taking a sick day when they’re not ill, it’s no wonder bosses are wary of employees who “chuck a sickie”. But how far can they go to make you prove that you’re really too sick to work? Is it legal for your employer to order you to get a medical assessment?
Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation and many offices across Australia take time out of the work day to let employees join in on the festivities. This usually involve copious amounts of alcohol, and after a few too many sips of liquid courage people can become rowdy and “handsy”. As a manager, how do you avoid things getting out out hand?