An employee who lodged a general protections claim only minutes after making a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission has had her claim knocked back by the FWC because of provisions banning "double dipping".
The FWC has ordered an employer that ran an "absurd" Monty Pythonesque defence to pay almost $90,000 to cover the legal costs of a teacher it sacked for "disgraceful, improper or unbecoming" conduct after she aired grievances at a school meeting.
The FWC has weighed up the "unsophisticated" HR system of a Domino's Pizza franchisee against the "high degree of HRM specialist advice" available from the franchisor, in considering an unfair dismissal claim by a delivery driver who blew the whistle on his employer's alleged OHS and payroll breaches.
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.
An FWC presidential member has accepted the legitimacy of employers negotiating with employees to take a pay cut to ride out a business downturn, but has found it unfair to dismiss the only one who refused the 10% reduction.
Accused time sheet fraudster fails to win job back; Academic's dismissal for misappropriating funds upheld; Both sides lose bid for legal representation; Truck driver compensated despite near-miss; and Swearing worker failed to comprehend impact of conduct.
A straddle driver who lost his job as a result of an automation-driven restructure at Patrick Stevedores' Port Botany container terminal has won his job back after the FWC ruled his dismissal was not a genuine redundancy.