Dismissals and separation certificates

Dismissals and separation certificates

It is a contravention of the law for an employer not to provide a separation certificate to an employee who…

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Unfair dismissal and capacity to work

There are occasions when the practical utility of an employee continuing to be employed become problematic when a third party…

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Vaccinations and the workplace; the last word?

The following extracts from a very recent decision of the Fair Work Commission in an unfair dismissal case constitute an…

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Unfair dismisal, redundancy and consultation

An employer will have an absolute jurisdictional defence to an unfair dismissal claim brought under the Fair Work Act if…

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Fair work laws, working from home and covid

As a general rule, employees who worked from home during the height of the covid pandemic did not by doing…

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Unfair dismissal and casual employees

Casual employees are only protected against unfair dismissal if the employment meets the minimum employment periods required, was regular and…

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Vaccinations and the workplace; some flexibility

Although by and large the Fair Work Commission has strongly backed employers who have terminated the employment of employees who…

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Unfair dismissal and “reasonable adjustments”

Sadly over time employees through absolutely no fault of their own (or of the employer) can become incapacitated and objectively…

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Unfair dismissal remedies

The primary statutory remedy available to the Fair Work Commission for an unfair dismissal is reinstatement of employment. Over the…

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Recovering expenses from employees

The practice of employers seeking to recover expenses incurred in sponsoring employees is perilous. Here is an extract from a…

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