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Fair Work Commission upholds dismissal of unvaccinated worker

Australia - January 19 2022 An unvaccinated aged care sector worker in Victoria, who was dismissed for incapacity to perform his job, has failed in an unfair dismissal…

James Stedman

Employee sharing investigation details with their partner not a valid reason for dismissal

Australia - May 5 2021 Formal, independent investigations into workplace issues are becoming increasingly common. Such investigations can be extremely stressful for…

James Stedman

Employer appeals $5.2 million general protections ruling

Australia - March 23 2021 In 2020, the Federal Court of Australia awarded more than $5.2 million in compensation and penalties to the senior manager of a software company who…

James Stedman

Labour hire licensing - coming soon

Australia - June 14 2017 Labour hire operators across Australia, and those who engage labour hire, should prepare to operate within labour hire licencing schemes. Following…

New decisions shed light on fair work protections for grumbling employees

Australia - April 22 2013 The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) protects employees from adverse action which is taken by their employer because the employee is 'able to' or…