When does a dismissal become legally effective?

The date and time of a dismissal may be critical to whether or not the dismissed employee may pursue an…

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When is a casual employee dismissed?

Although a failure by an employer to offer a true casual employee shifts of work in economic stress may have…

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General protections process where constructive dismissal is alleged

I have been intrigued for some time now whether the concept of constructive dismissal has any role to play in…

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Unfair dismissal; what is a dismissal?

The following extract from a Fair Work Commission unfair dismissal case sets out the legal principles which must be made…

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Casual employees; has there been a dismissal?

It is reasonably common for an employer of casual employees to claim in an unfair dismissal case in the Fair…

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Dismissal procedures; pre-prepared dismissal letter

In circumstances where an employee is protected from unfair dismissal, it is necessary for the employer to have a valid…

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Tick tock; when does a dismissal take place?

For the dismissal of an employee to be capable of having legal effect, certain formalities need to be observed. This…

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Dismissal by text will almost always be an unfair dismissal

“However, Mr Hain was notified of his dismissal and summarily dismissed by text message. I do not accept that a…

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The purpose of a warning before dismissal

In considering whether it is satisfied that a dismissal was harsh, unjust or unreasonable, if the dismissal related to unsatisfactory…

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Resignation or dismissal; you be the judge

Resignation or dismissal; you be the judge An interesting question arose in Brunner v Amalgamated Marketing Pty Ltd T/A Radio…

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