Unfair dismissal conciliation conferences

It is surprisingly common for former employees to agree to a settlement of an unfair dismissal case at a conciliation…

Read More →

How to calculate compensation for unfair dismissal

In assessing compensation for unfair dismissal, the Fair Work Commission consistently applies a formula known as Sprigg, named after a…

Read More →

Modern award coverage; Professional Employees Award

The legal issue of modern award coverage is very important to many unfair dismissal cases, particularly where the employee’s annual…

Read More →

Unfair dismissal; valid reason for dismissal not always required

As is evident from the following extracts from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission it is not strictly…

Read More →

Dismissal may be unfair even with misconduct; FW Commission

The Fair Work Commission may and sometimes does determine that the termination of the employment of an employee constitutes an…

Read More →

Unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal

There is a very fine line sometimes between as constructive dismissal (ie a dismissal not at the initiative of the…

Read More →

Unfair dismissal and work performance

When an employee is dismissed upon performance grounds, the Fair Work Commission in an unfair dismissal case will pay special…

Read More →

Redundancies and JobKeeper

It is widely expected, at least so far as media speculation is concerned, that that the end of JobKeeper 1.0…

Read More →

Unfair dismissal in Australia

Here is a summary of the unfair dismissal jurisdictions and time limits in Australia   Unfair dismissal jurisdictions   For…

Read More →

Unfair dismissal cases involving company directors

It is fairly uncommon but not unknown for the Fair Work Commission to deal with an unfair dismissal claim brought…

Read More →