Employee or employer has to pay for "team building activities" after work
Last edited 16/11/2019 - 17:49
Dear fellow ozbargainer,
I really need your advice for an issue at work, I have been in Australia for just a few years hence I am not quite fluent with the labor law.
Thank you much in advance.
I am working or an organisation where my manager usually suggest to take "team building activities" after work, we discussed it during weekly meeting. I think that employer had to pay for their employees because that benefited the team.
Although they are "optional" but discussing it during weekly meeting creating pressure that you had to go otherwise you are not apart of the team, and ridiculously you have to pay for it yourselves.
I would like to hear your advice and importantly, some website links from the government's law book about it.
Thank you so much for your comments my friends, that's very kind of you. I couldn't reply to each of you hence I will post my reply here.
I wouldn't mind paying for my dinner/beer with my teammates after work, I did it so many times without hesitation, I worked with open-minded colleagues, however, my upper managers are the complete opposite.
Having them in any event after work kinda ruin our "team building activities" because we couldn't be authentic anymore and I perceived any after work events with the managers a waste of time and money, that's why I want the company to pay for it if the managers want to be involved.
My nickname is very general and impossible to be traced online, that's a good way to get rid of those tails and rats. I made it with a purpose.
Based on your recommendation, I will say no to any after work events with the managers if I don't want to, no peer pressure here.
HR should be involved if they took it personal with me about that. It's better in general if you could improve your employ-ability at work as a habit day by day. That'll stop the bully from threatening your by your financial stability.