Unfair dismissal and length of employment

Unfair dismissal and length of employment

The Fair Work Act contains minimum periods of “continuous employment” for an employee to be protected from unfair dismissal. These…

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General protections; extension of time; Federal Court

This is a decision of the Federal Court of Australia granting a slight extension of time in which to file…

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Unfair dismissal and valid reason

An employee may be regarded as having been unfairly dismissed even though there may be a valid reason for the…

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Unfair dismissal; dismissal or resignation?

This summary of the law which is applied by the Fair Work Commission when determining whether an employee was dismissed…

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Unfair dismissal cases and the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

The Small Business Fair Dismissal Code contains a potential jurisdictional defence for small business employers involved in an unfair dismissal…

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Protection from unfair dismissal; transfer of employment

In this unfair dismissal case in the Fair Work Commission, one of the legal issues was whether the employee’s previous…

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When is a resignation a dismissal for fair work cases

As can be seen from this passage from a decision of the Fair Work Commission rejecting an employee’s argument that…

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Workplace bulllying cases in the Fair Work Commsion

This is an extract from a recent anti-bullying case determination by the Fair Work Commission. The passages which I am…

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Earnings, redundancy and unfair dismissal

In this very interesting extract from an unfair dismissal case delivered recently the Fair Work Commission Deputy President who heard…

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Multiple claims about unfair dismissal

The Fair Work Act prohibits the making of multiple claims about a dismissal. “Operation of s 725 of the Act…

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