An employee made redundant 12 days before lodging a dispute with the FWC can challenge his redundancy after the Commission rejected the employer's jurisdictional objection that he wasn't covered by the agreement at the time.
A national charity has had its jurisdictional objection to an employee's unfair dismissal claim rejected after the FWC found an employment contract contained "ambiguity and uncertainty" about whether it was for a fixed period.
Cleaning contractor Sodexo has been unable to escape paying severance to some workers it transferred to a new employer, after the FWC found it failed to find them acceptable alternative work and criticised "misleading traps" that rendered "meaningless" its national HR manager's "guarantee" their entitlements would be protected.
Failed online lodgement an exceptional circumstance; Police whistleblower fails to suppress identity in dismissal case; No compensation for worker who misused fuel card; and Truck driver's conduct amounted to resignation.
The FWC has allowed an aviation industry employer to engage a lawyer to defend a "complex" unfair dismissal claim by an employee it sacked for allegedly using a fake Facebook profile to proffer his support for the ISIS terrorist group.
The FWC has thrown out an unfair dismissal claim from a worker who suggested his general manager "kiss my arse", finding he "resigned his employment in a moment of pique", while it has ordered another employer to compensate a supported wage worker who told a supervisor to "shove his roster up his arse".
An FWC full bench has thrown out a senior employee's unfair dismissal claim, ruling his life insurance premium, paid by his employer, counted towards his annual income and pushed his earnings beyond the high-income threshold.