The FWC has upheld a recruitment company's dismissal of a consultant who refused, as the coronavirus pandemic escalated in early March, to complete a survey about his recent history of travel to destinations with moderate to high COVID-19 risks.
In a decision highlighting the importance of strictly following safety procedures, the FWC has upheld Griffin Coal's sacking of a safety representative over an incident he considered a "non-event" and an investigation team deemed minor.
A tribunal member has determined it would be an "overly formal" exercise of the FWC's powers to bin a late unfair dismissal claim after the applicant was belatedly informed she had filed an incomplete form.
The FWC has refused to relist a worker's unfair dismissal application despite his claim he withdrew it only after his former employer reneged on an assurance he would be provided with a separation certificate to his liking.
A cancer researcher and senior lecturer is suing a university for nearly $750,000 plus maximum penalties, alleging it performance-managed and sacked her because she took leave due to injuries and accused it of failing to accommodate her disability.
The FWC has upheld the summary dismissal of a truck driver who failed to provide a urine sample after a three-hour wait at a medical clinic, finding he did not make a reasonable effort to fix the problem.