Employer policies and unfair dismissal

The relevance of an employer’s policies to whether a dismissal for a breach of them is on show in the…

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Can employer ban employee having more than one job? Part 1

Is it legitimate and enforceable for an employer to ban an employee from having a second job? Obviously it is…

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Unfair dismissals and employer policies; what matters

Many employees are dismissed for contraventions of employer policies. But what is required for an employer’s policies to be valid…

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Employer policies; does a breach warrant dismissal?

In Woolworths Limited (t/as Safeway) v Cameron BrownPR963023 (26 September 2005)  a Full Bench of the AIRC, after considering the principles in Selvachandran…

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Employer policies and unfair dismissal

“In Flanagan and others v Thales Australia Limited T/A Thales Australia. Flanagan and others v Thales Australia Limited T/A Thales…

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Employers beware; not every deliberate breach of policy is a valid reason for dismissal

Employers beware; not every deliberate breach of policy is a valid reason for dismissal Although also dealing with considerations beyond…

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The implications of employer policies and directions for valid reason for dismissal

Valid in this context is generally considered to be whether there was a sound, defensible or well-founded reason for the…

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Zero tolerance drugs policy again upheld

A senior member of the Fair Work Commission has re-affirmed that it will support employers with zero tolerance policies to…

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Zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy supported by FWC

Although reasonably rare, the Fair Work Commission will occasionally (and frankly and regrettably depending upon which member of the Commission…

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Breaching safety policies; the consequences

“It is clear that a dismissal may be found to be harsh, notwithstanding a breach of an important safety procedure,…

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