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The Fair Work Commission has upheld the dismissal of an employee who refused to acknowledge that he had read and understood his employer’s social media policy.
Western Australia’s workers’ compensation scheme commenced operation in 1981.
The Abbott government is proposing to use its constitutional powers to remove existing arrangements contained in awards, agreements and company policies.
The Administrative Decisions Tribunal has upheld an employee’s claims of indirect racial discrimination because the employer’s selection criteria excluded members of a certain race.
An employer was entitled to sack an employee who was allegedly planning to steal company property, rather than waiting for the theft to actually occur.
The Fair Work Commission’s new workplace bullying regime commences 1 January 2014 — employers be prepared.
The termination of a long-time employee of the Department of Defence was unfair, even though his conduct in sending pornographic emails was a valid reason for dismissal.
The Fair Work Commission has found in favour of an employer in a dispute about a flexible working arrangement.
The Fair Work Commission has held that a fixed-term employee sacked before the specified end date in her contract was entitled to pursue remedies for unfair dismissal.
From 1 January 2014, a person who reasonably believes they have been bullied at work will be able to apply directly to the Fair Work Commission for orders to deal with the bullying.
The DMP has highlighted that it will focus on investigating serious incidents with a view to potential prosecutions and 10 key areas in the 2013–14 year.
The dismissal of three employees for sending pornographic emails over a work email system was unfair, despite the employees having clearly breached the employer’s policy.
Victorian Supreme Court considers interaction of employment policies and procedures and the employment contract
Non-compliance by the employer will not necessarily be found to constitute a breach of contract, even where an employment contract expressly incorporates policies and procedures.
The FCC has rejected two former Virgin employees’ claims that they were selected for redundancy because they had exercised workplace rights under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
Provision of accommodation is not 'payment' that may be withheld if protected industrial action is taken
The High Court of Australia has held that the provision of accommodation to employees does not constitute a ‘payment’ to those employees.
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has refused to issue an interlocutory injunction to prevent an employee’s dismissal for making comments and criticisms on Twitter.
The Federal Court of Australia has issued fines totalling $1m to 117 construction workers who went on strike against Australian Industrial Relations Commission orders.
$100,000 payout for employee sacked for failing competency test while suffering from PTSD and depression
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has awarded a train driver $100,000 after he was sacked while suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression after a crash.
The Fair Work Commission has released a draft unfair dismissal practice note, which will be open for public consultation until 25 October 2013.
Enterprise agreement dispute resolution procedures must be carefully followed before going to the FWC with a complaint
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has held that it did not have the jurisdiction to settle a dispute where the parties’ own dispute resolution procedures had not been followed.