Like minds may differ; unfair dismissal cases by a whisker

The outcome of many  unfair dismissal cases is hard to predict. An employer who was found in an unfair dismissal…

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Unfair dismissals for performance management

When the Fair Work Commission determines whether an employee has been unfairly dismissed, perhaps the most important question the Commission…

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Workplace bullying; when a stop order will be made

Workplace bullying; the Fair Work Commission’s jurisdiction The Fair Work Commission’s jurisdiction to issue orders to stop and prevent workplace…

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Reducing an employee’s hours of work; a dismissal?

The vexed issue of whether a unilateral reduction in the number of hours available for an employee to work by…

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Compensation for unfair dismissal where there is no money loss

The Fair Work Commission has decided that it is appropriate to award an applicant found to have been unfairly dismissed…

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Unfair dismissal and drug and alcohol tests; employers beware

The Fair Work Commission has awarded substantial compensation to an employee who was found to have been unfairly dismissed because…

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Unfair dismissals from excessive punishment

The Fair Work Commission routinely finds dismissals to be for a valid reason but over the top and excessive, thus…

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Support persons and unfair dismissal

The Fair Work Act provides that the Fair Work Commission in an unfair dismissal case when deciding whether a dismissal…

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Heat of the moment resignations Part 2

Last week I posted a blog about the legal implications, particularly for unfair dismissal cases, of heat of the moment…

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Unfair dismissal; what is a dismissal?

What is a dismissal for an unfair dismissal case? “Accordingly, the general legal principles to be applied in this case…

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