Compensation for unfair redundancy; yes, there is such a thing

A failure by an employer to comply in a meaningful way with the consultation obligations of an applicable modern award…

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Redundancy; consultation requirements

For an employer to be able to rely upon the jurisdictional defence of genuine redundancy to an unfair dismissal claim,…

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Redundancy and unfair dismissal

The approach of the Fair Work Commission to unfair dismissal cases in which an employer terminates the employment of an…

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Redundancy and going though the motions with consultation

The Fair Work Act requires an employer which is seeking to defend an unfair dismissal case on the basis of…

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Failure to consult may or may not render redundancy dismissal unfair

Although the Fair Work Act requires an employer which is seeking to rely upon the jurisdictional defence to an unfair…

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Genuine redundancy; the legal requirements

Employers which are sued for unfair dismissal have a complete jurisdictional defence if they can establish that the dismissal arose…

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Redundancy laws in Australia; consultation must be meaningful

It is an essential legal element of a genuine redundancy under the Fair Work Act that an employer has complied…

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Redundancy; consultation must be real and meaningful

Here is an extract from a Fair Work Commission case which makes it clear that the consultation obligations of any…

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The consultation requirements for genuine redundancies

One of the statutory requirements for a redundancy to be “genuine” is that the employer must have complied with the…

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Dismissal may be fair despite lack of consultation

It is reasonably well known that one of the statutory requirements of a genuine redundancy is that the employer must…

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