Compensation for unlawful dismissal

The title of this post is technically abstract because there is no cause of action known to Australian law called…

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Compensation for unlawful dismissal

There are a number of provisions of the Fair Work Act which render certain dismissal unlawful, including the general protections….

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Compensation in the fair work system

How does the Fair Work Commission assess compensation? Here is an extract from a caser which begins to answer that…

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Rare award of general damages for general protections’ case

In a reasonably rare award of damages for non-economic loss by the Federal Circuit Court in a general protections’ case,…

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Compensation for breaches of the Fair Work Act

The Fair Work Act 2009  contains many provisions which if contravened allow the Federal Court or the Federal Circuit Court,…

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Massive compensation for adverse action

The Federal Court of Australia has awarded a worker $1.3 M in compensation plus interest (and ordered the employer to…

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Calculating compensation for general protections breach Part 4; civil penalties paid to victim?

Compensation for general protections contraventions Part 4; civil penalties and when will they be ordered to be paid to the…

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Calculating compensation for general protections breach; Part 3

Compensation for general protections contraventions Part 3; how to calculate compensation for non-economic loss Non-economic loss “I first deal with…

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General protections; assessing compensation for contraventions Part 2

Compensation for general protections contraventions Part 2; how to calculate compensation for economic loss Economic loss “I am satisfied that,…

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General protections; how to calculate compensation Part 1

How to assess compensation for general protections’ contraventions Section s.545(2)(b) of the Act provides that the Court may make “an…

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