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HR process undermined "very strong" sacking case: FWC

A mining company must reinstate a summarily sacked coal mine worker and reimburse six months' lost income after its hasty and "inadequate" HR disciplinary process "effectively turned a very strong case with a valid reason to one with little or no procedural fairness".

FWC upholds sacking of worker for punch after Yakuza claims

The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a student visa holder who punched a co-worker in the face after accusing him of saying "a lot of bad things" about a colleague she claimed was regularly being sexually assaulted by local Japanese gangsters.

Nonsensical to sack pregnant worker on JobKeeper: FWC

A non-profit sporting club has been ordered to pay $9750 compensation to a fitness instructor sacked while on JobKeeper after declining shifts because of the suspension of the club's child-minding facilities due to COVID-19.


FWC bench within rights to halt reinstatement: Full court

A 64-year-old BlueScope worker sacked for mishandling a 13-tonne coil has failed to win his job back, after a full Federal Court majority found a FWC bench did not go beyond its powers to halt his reinstatement.

Employer body secures legal representation

The FWC will allow an employer organisation to use external lawyers, despite accepting that it has sufficient in-house expertise, as it defends a self-represented former employee's unfair dismissal claim.

Labour hirers not "exempt" from redeployment obligations: FWC

A FWC member has resisted criticising labour hire company Workpac for mishandling the redundancies of five mine workers due to "extraordinary" COVID-19 circumstances but expressed disbelief at resource giant South32's ignorance of its supplier's statutory obligations.

Pizza slice sacking costs Toyota $276K

A loyal former Toyota manager has been awarded $276,681 damages after being sacked in part because his young son ate some "leftover" pizza purchased on his company credit card during a business trip.