Unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal

There is a very fine line sometimes between as constructive dismissal (ie a dismissal not at the initiative of the…

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Unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal

Here is a passage from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission in an unfair dismissal case which explains…

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Unfair dismissal and changes of workplace and hours

A unilateral directive or instruction by an employer to an employee to change his or her place of work and/or…

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Constructive dismissal case succeeds

It is comparatively rare for an employee to win an unfair dismissal case based upon an argument that the dismissal…

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Dismissal vs resignation

  The following passage from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission is a good summary of the legal…

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Unfair constructive dismissal and heat of the moment resignations

Two of the most misunderstood legal doctrines in unfair dismissal practice are heat of the moment resignations and constructive dismissal….

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Failure to pay wages will be grounds for constructive dismissal

In the ordinary course an employee who resigns after not being paid for a material time will be entitled to…

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Constructive dismissal; what is required

Many employees believe that they may claim unfair dismissal when they resign in protest to management actions. That may well…

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When a resignation may be regarded as a dismissal

Here is an extract from a recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court which is a useful summary of what…

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Unfair dismissal; reduction of hours and constructive dismissal

As I posted yesterday, the issue of the relationship between the reduction of a casual employee’s hours and whether this…

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