Unfair dismissal and general protections’ settlements

The essential elements of a binding settlement agreement of, say, an unfair dismissal case are remarkably limited. For example a…

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Settlements in fair work cases

The Fair Work Commission will not permit parties to unfair dismissal proceedings to walk away from or recant agreements reached…

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Conciliation settlements in the Fair Work Commission

It is not uncommon for a person to contact me and seek advice how to walk away from an agreement…

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Fair Work Commission, workplace disputes and settlement agreements

For various reasons, some justified, but mostly not, parties, particularly applicant employees, attempt to walk away from an settlement agreement…

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Settlement agreements in the fair work system; what is covered?

When an unfair dismissal case is settled, often but not only at a conciliation conference, it is customary for the…

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Settlement agreements in the Fair Work Commission

The following extract from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission in an unfair dismissal case reveals the difficulties…

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Recanting settlement agreements after conciliation conferences

Unfortunately, all too often parties in unfair dismissal cases (normally applicant employees) change their mind after they reach an agreement…

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Settlement agreements; the essential elements

A settlement reached orally by parties to an unfair dismissal case, in this case during a conciliation conference, will if…

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Settlement negotiations are inherently confidential and will be protected

“The community has a public interest in the efficient settlement of litigation. The confidentiality of settlements is an aid to…

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The binding nature of settlement agreements; can they be unwound?

It is very common for a settlement of a dispute arising from the workplace, whether it be an unfair dismissal…

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