Unfair dismissal and foreign companies

The Australian laws which relate to unfair dismissal cover companies which are foreign, by which I mean incorporated in another country, if they operate in Australia, and the relevant act or event, such as a dismissal,  occurs in Australia.

Consequently the Fair Work Act was held to apply to the case of an employer company which was formed in New Zealand and which had terminated the employment of an employee who performed work in Australia. Thus Act applies to the dismissal, in Australia, of an employee who performs work in Australia under a contract of employment with a foreign corporation.

Gardner v Milka-Ware International Ltd (2010) FWA 1589 delivered 25 February 2010 per Gooley C (as she then was).