Unfair termination of employment

There are a number of ways in which the termination of the employment of an employee may fall foul of…

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Unfair dismissal; termination of employment

Unfair dismissal; termination of employment; the process The manner in which an employer terminates the employment of an employee is…

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Notice of termination of employment; the legal traps

Notice of termination of employment; the legal traps Today I am publishing a post about the legal minefield in which…

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Dismissals by Facebook; oops

Yesterday, I posted a blog about the risks involved for employers who choose to terminate the employment of an employee…

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Dismissals by e-mail or text; very dangerous

The Fair Work Commission has repeatedly expressed its disapproval of a termination of employment being communicated to an employee other…

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Valid notice of termination of employment; the requirements

Here is an extract from a recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia about the statutory requirements which…

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Abandonment of employment

Although not common, every now and again I am asked to advise an employer about whether the employer can regard…

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Termination of employment vs termination of contract

In the Full Bench decision in Searle v Moly Mines Limited (2008) AIRCFB 1088 the distinction between the termination of…

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Drug and alcohol policies and the workplace

The Fair Work Commission has found a dismissal based upon an employee’s alleged failure to comply with what the employer…

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Notice and pay in lieu in Australian employment law

Sec 117 of the Fair Work Act (somewhat one-sidedly) contains a schedule of minimum periods of notice or pay in…

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