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Consultation: is a dismissal harsh, unjust or unreasonable without it?

Australia - October 2 2019 Does an employee have to be consulted, in accordance with an applicable industrial instrument, about their impending termination? According to a…

Ali Redfern, Sam Rowling.

FWC upholds dismissal of Xmas party, glass-throwing employee

Australia - October 30 2018 The Fair Work Commission has made a significant decision on out-of-hours conduct in finding that ALDI had a valid reason to dismiss an employee for…

Jenni Mandel.

Genuine redundancy or unfair dismissal - you do the meth

Australia - October 24 2018 The Fair Work Commission has found that a Human Resources (HR) manager, who was made redundant after accusing his Managing Director of…

Emily Bowly.

On the hook: Officer duties and the potential for personal liability for work health and safety

Australia - May 17 2018 While many companies understand and have in place a system to discharge their work health and safety obligations, a specific duty often less…

Adam Battagello.

Getting medical assessments right

Australia - August 17 2016 The decision of Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v Hail Creek Coal Pty Ltd involved a dispute between the Construction, Forestry…

Lynden Albiston.