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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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: 05 Nov 2012 22:28
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 08:55

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