What should an unfair dismissal case cost?

On very rare occasions, the Fair Work Commission will order an applicant who loses an unfair dismissal case, to pay…

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Indemnity costs in the Fair Work Commission

“In general, parties bear their own legal and other representational costs in any matter before the Commission. However, the Commission…

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Indemnity costs orders in the FWC

In Stanley, Stanley v QBE Management Services Pty Limited (2012) FWA 10164 Commissioner Jones, as she then was, considered the…

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Costs orders in the FWC

We now turn to the exceptions to the general rule expressed in s 611(1) and the meaning of the expression…

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Costs orders in the Fair Work Commission

It is distinctly possible that an employee who rejects what is subsequently viewed as a reasonable settlement offer in an…

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The relevance of settlement offers to costs orders in the Fair Work Commission

In a recent case Perth Fair Work Commissioner Williams has put together a very useful (as usual) summary of the…

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Indemnity costs in the Fair Work Commission

In proceedings in the Fair Work Commission it is customary for each party to bear their, or his, or her…

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Helter skelter; costs in adverse action claims

The effect of the Fair Work Act is that in legal proceedings which are brought under the Act in a…

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A bigger bang for your buck; indemnity costs order when action pursued against legal advice

The Federal Court has ordered a former university academic to pay almost $1m in costs to Monash University and former…

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Wam Bam thankyou ma’am; IBM wins massive costs order against employee

A former employee of IBM Australia has been ordered by the Federal Circuit Court to pay $150,000 towards its legal…

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