Unfair dismissal; employers must follow their policies

In Romero v Farstad Shipping (IP) Pty Ltd (2014) FCAFC 177 delivered on 22 December 2014 a Full Federal Court has held that discrimination and investigation policies and procedures were incorporated into an employee’s conditions of employment and that she was entitled to the benefit of them because the letter of engagement stipulated that the company’s policies were to be “observed at all times”, and that the discrimination policy set out what the employer was required to do on receiving a complaint.