Procedural fairness in terminations of employment

The termination of the employment of an employee may be regarded as relevantly unfair by the Fair Work Commission even…

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How to defend an unfair dismissal case based upon conduct

This extract from a recent case of the Fair Work Commission contains a good and brief summary of the legal…

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Unfair dismissal, age and inherent requirements

As a matter of general principle, it is unlawful for an employer to terminate the employment of an employee because…

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Unfair dismissal; being a smart alec does not validate dismissal

It is not a valid reason for dismissal that an employee may be a smart alec. “Conclusion [140] In many respects…

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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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