Drink driving convictions and unfair dismissal

The Fair Work Commission will be on high alert in an unfair dismissal case before it will regard private out…

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Unfair dismissal cases; mis-use of employer’s credit facility

The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an application for an unfair dismissal remedy brought by a former female employee who…

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Unfair dismissal and misconduct at work

This is a portion of a decision of the Fair Work Commission recently which sets out a summary of the…

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Unfair dismissal and valid reason for termination of job

The following extracts from a recent unfair dismissal case determined by the Fair Work Commission contain several passages which deal…

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Unfair dismissal; Fair Work Commission can ignore employer reason

Curiously, in determining an unfair dismissal case, the Fair Work Commission is not limited to determining the fairness of a…

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What is a valid reason for a dismissal

Here is a passage from a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission which sets out the legal principles which…

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Unfair dismissal; what is a lawful and reasonable instruction?

An employer may insist upon its employees complying with lawful and reasonable instructions. What constitutes a lawful and reasonable instruction?…

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Unfair dismissal cases; inherent requirements and valid reason

It is quite common for employers to terminate the employment of an employee on the basis that the employee is…

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Unfair dismissal cases; performance in and capacity for the job

How does the Fair Work Commission approach the issue in an unfair dismissal case of whether there was a valid…

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Mandatory vaccinations and the workplace in Australia

Yet another employee has lost an unfair dismissal case when dismissed for refusing to undertake an employer mandated influenza vaccine…

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