IS IT LEGAL TO SMACK MY CHILD?

“The law gives some guidance though. It says it’s never reasonable to apply force to a child’s head or neck (except where the force applied is ‘negligble’) or to apply any force that causes harm for more than a short period. Obviously it’s best not to smack your child but if you feel that it’s necessary to change their behavior, be mindful of the law and don’t overstep the mark.”

WHAT’S UP DOC? A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DIRECTING EMPLOYEES TO UNDERGO MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS

Employers often find that they need to direct an employee to undergo a medical assessment, in order to be satisfied that the employee can return to work or resume specific duties associated with their position.

However, it is almost as common for employers to find themselves exposed to a raft of claims by the employee or their union following such a direction, including general protections and discrimination claims.