When is working a second job acceptable

A Vice President of the Fair Work Commission has upheld a claim of unfair dismissal by an employee who was dismissed for working at weekends for a client of the employer. “Undertaking secondary employment which does not encroach on the primary employer’s field of business does not contravene the implied contractual term of fidelity and good faith,” he said. Jim Bril v Rex Australia Ltd (2015) FWC 884 delivered on 16 February 2015