Unfair dismissal; onus of proof of serious misconduct

“Counsel for the applicant submitted that there were no valid reasons for the applicant’s dismissal in that the respondent was…

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General protections cases; activating the reverse onus of proof

On of the most important legal considerations in general protections’ cases is height of the bar which an applicant needs…

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Unfair dismissal procedure

Many employers believe that they can reduce the risks of facing an unfair dismissal claim following the termination of an…

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The onus and burden of proof in general protections’ cases

One of the most controversial aspects of the general protections, and certainly one of the most challenging to explain and…

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Onus of proof in unfair dismissal

“In cases of summary dismissal, the onus rests on the respondent to prove, to the Commission’s satisfaction, that the misconduct,…

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Unfair dismissal cases and proof of serious misconduct

 One of the most vexing issues for those of us who represent employers and employees in unfair dismissal cases in…

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Onus of proof in Fair Work Commission cases

“Second, it is doubtful how far the notion of onus of proof is relevant at all to Commission proceedings, 41…

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Onus of proof in small business dismissals

“I have considered the principles discussed in authorities including Pinawin T/A RoseVi.Hair.Face.Body v Domingo [2012] FWAFB 1359, and in Ryman…

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Onus of proof of valid reason for dismissal

The employer bears an onus of establishing that there was a valid reason for a dismissal. Allied Express Transport Pty…

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The reverse onus of proof in general protections

The reverse onus of proof in general protections cases “Section 361 creates a reverse onus. The onus is on the…

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