Unfair dismissal and support persons

The Fair Work Act provides that one of the factors at which the Fair Work Commission in an unfair dismissal…

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Unfair dismissal and support persons; can the employee choose?

Can an employer refuse a particular support person? Sec 387(d) of the Fair Work Act requires the Fair Work Commission,…

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Unfair dismissal and support person

An employer does not need to explicitly advise an employee of his or her right to be accompanied by a…

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Support persons and unfair dismissal

The Fair Work Act provides that the Fair Work Commission in an unfair dismissal case when deciding whether a dismissal…

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The difficulties of advising about unfair dismissals

In what at first glance appears to be an odd decision, a senior member of the Fair Work Commission has…

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Support person choice; take care

Sometimes, the identity and personality of an employee’s support person, has the potential to do more harm than good when…

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Support person at disciplinary meeting

In Victorian Association for the Teaching of English Inc v Debra de Laps[2014] FWCFB 613, A Full Bench of the…

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