Employers beware; not every deliberate breach of policy is a valid reason for dismissal

Employers beware; not every deliberate breach of policy is a valid reason for dismissal
Although also dealing with considerations beyond the existence of a valid reason, in Bostik (Australia) Pty Ltd v Gorgevski (No 1) (1992) 41 IR 452 per Sheppard and Heerey JJ. the Court observed:
“Employers can promulgate polices and give directions to employees as they see fit, but they cannot exclude the possibility that instant dismissal of an individual employee for non-compliance may, in the particular circumstances of an individual case, be harsh, unjust and unreasonable.”
And see Remmert v Broken Hill Operations Pty Ltd (2016) FWC 6036 delivered 10 October 2016 per Hampton C