A Sydney independent ladies' college did not unlawfully discriminate against a teacher when she "retired" from her job following an "incident", despite claims she suffered a psychological disability that rendered her incapable of agreeing to a confidential settlement with the school.
The FWC has rejected an employer's jurisdictional objections to hearing the dismissal appeal of an employee over the high-income cap who worked on overseas assignments, finding that while he fell outside the enterprise agreement he was covered by the industry award.
A full Federal Court has found a Catholic employer terminated the employment of a school coordinator who had been charged over indecent assault of a minor, opening the way for him to pursue his unfair dismissal claim in the Fair Work Commission.
Compensation discounted for sending abusive texts; "Chronic" mental health issues don't warrant extension of time; IT consultant not an independent contractor, says FWC; and Airport trips not private travel.
An unfair dismissal claim by a Manus Island offshore processing centre security advisor has failed after the FWC upheld the employer's jurisdictional objection that he wasn't sacked, but rather his contract had simply expired.