Notice of dismissal must be comprehensible

Although no particular form of notice of termination of employment is required, it must be in a form which notifies…

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Unfair dismissal of casuals; length of service

What follows is a classic unfair dismissal case which analyses the tests to apply when calculating the length of a…

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Weekly hours of work under the Fair Work system

The National Employment Standards under the Fair Work Act provide that an employer must not request or require an employee…

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Unfair dismissal analysis

Here is an extract from a Fair Work Commission unfair dismissal case which is a classic examination of the legal…

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Compensation for breach of the general protections

What follows is an extract from a decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and which is a fairly…

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Dismissal unfair despite valid reason and misconduct

It is generally accepted that a dismissal of an employee without there being a valid reason for dismissal will inevitably…

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Termination of employment; digital communication is dangerous

The dismissal of an employee other than face to face in a physical meeting is very dangerous, as the passages…

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Unfair dismissal and redundancy

In an unfair dismissal case, there is a complete jurisdictional defence for an employer if it can establish that the…

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Fair work general protections; the anatomy of a case

This Federal Court case contains an excellent analysis of how to analyze the practical issues associated with a general protections…

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Adverse action in fair work law

Adverse Action “Mr Bowd submitted that EG took adverse action against him in a number of ways.  Primarily, he contended…

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