Redundancy laws explained; Part 1

Many Australian employees misunderstand the nature of a genuine redundancy. This is particularly the case when an employer decides to…

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General protections cases; which Federal Court?

General protections proceedings which arise from an employment context (whether or not they involve a dismissal) are first commenced in…

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Covid 19, vaccines and the workplace

The Fair Work Commission has determined that an aged residential care employee who had consistently for years refused to have…

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Employers advised to respect dignity of redundant employees

The Fair Work Commission has advised employers to respect the dignity of employees during redundancies. “Conclusion [227] The jurisdictional objection that…

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Redundancy and consultation

One of the requirements upon an employer to qualify a termination of employment as a genuine redundancy (which of course…

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Fair work cases; what is a dismissal?

Curiously the legal issues of whether an employee has been dismissed, and when, are disputed reasonably often in the unfair…

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Unfair dismissal and redundancy; overseas employees

The following extract from decision of a senior member of the Fair Work Commission is very interesting, particularly in its…

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Redundancy issues; Part 2

Following upon yesterday’s post, here is another take on the issue so important to an understanding of redundancy law in…

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Redundancy issues in Australia

Quite possibly the most difficult concept in fair work law and cases which lay persons struggle to understand is that…

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Template for unfair dismissal case

What follows is an extract from a decision of the Fair Work Commission, which I have edited, which identifies the…

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