General protections cases and rules of evidence

In general protections’ cases, the outcome  will often depend upon whether the respondent (normally an employer) is able to discharge…

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Fair Work issues and the Federal Circuit Court

  This extract from a decision of the Federal Circuit Court is a useful examination of its jurisdiction (or lack…

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Fair Work Commssion appeals and the Federal Court

What follows in this post is an extract from the decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia by an…

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General protections cases and the Federal Court

On 26 February I published a post about the tendency of the Federal Court to want to send general protections’…

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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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General protections cases and the first hurdle

As we know most general protections cases which are not initially settled by the Fair Work Commission are determined thereafter…

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Employment disputes as small claims in the Federal courts

Here is an extract from a recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court dealing with a dispute between an employee…

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General protections; Federal or Federal Circuit Court?

Now that the case law about the intricacies of the general protections has attained a reasonable comprehensible body of direction…

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Breach of employment contracts in the federal courts

It would come as a surprise I am sure to those who were responsible for the concept of federal courts…

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General protections interim orders

Both the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have the power to make interim or interlocutory orders…

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