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Employment and industrial law in paramedic practice

Bartlett, Stephen (2012) Employment and industrial law in paramedic practice. In Townsend, Ruth & Luck, Morgan (Eds.) Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Sydney NSW, pp. 250-279.

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    Abstract

    This chapter will provide you with the some of the information you may need to make information on decisions in cases such as the one given above. In particular it will help you answer questions such as:

    1. As Molly and Vikram are approaching the end of their shift, to attend will force them into overtime; could they refuse to attend the job on the basis of the refusal to do overtime outside of contracted hours?

    2. Would their refusal be viewed as a breach of contract and therefore a disciplinary issue?

    3. Why?

    4. Does the need to attend this possibly gravely ill patient outweigh the demands of the paramedics to finish on time?

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    ID Code: 54605
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: Bullying, Harassment, Employee, Employment, Contract, Fair Work Act 2009, Discrimination, Enterprise agreements, Enterprise bargaining, Paramedic, Ambulance, Express terms, Implied terms, Vicarious liability, Doctrine of privity of contract, Compensation, Termination, Dismissal, Occupation workplace health and safety, Workplace, Culture, Whistleblowing, Industry
    ISBN: 9780729541343
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Labour Law (180118)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Churchill Livingstone Elsevier
    Deposited On: 06 Nov 2012 08:28
    Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 18:55

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