Notice of dismissal must be comprehensible

Although no particular form of notice of termination of employment is required, it must be in a form which notifies…

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Unfair dismissal of casuals; length of service

What follows is a classic unfair dismissal case which analyses the tests to apply when calculating the length of a…

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Unfair dismissal analysis

Here is an extract from a Fair Work Commission unfair dismissal case which is a classic examination of the legal…

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Dismissal unfair despite valid reason and misconduct

It is generally accepted that a dismissal of an employee without there being a valid reason for dismissal will inevitably…

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Termination of employment; digital communication is dangerous

The dismissal of an employee other than face to face in a physical meeting is very dangerous, as the passages…

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Fair work settlement deeds and agreements

Conciliation conferences in the fair work system; Part 9; settlement deeds When a settlement is reached at a Fair Work…

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Unfair dismissal conferences; Part 8; revoking a dismissal

Conciliation conferences in the fair work system; Part 8; revocations of dismissals It is a reasonably common practice in unfair…

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Conciliation conferences in the Fair Work Commission; Part 7

Conciliation conferences in the fair work system; Part 7; tactics and strategies There are occasions when it is smart to…

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What is a redundancy

This post contains an excellent legal analysis of what really constitutes a redundancy. “A Full Bench of this Commission in Construction,…

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Fair Work conciliation conferences Part 6; outcomes

Most conciliation conferences achieve a settlement of the case. For example in 2017-2018, of the 8688 unfair dismissal cases which…

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