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FWC stubs out smoker's dismissal challenge

The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a warehouse worker who repeatedly breached his employer's policies on smoking, eating and drinking in the workplace.

Sacked Qantas worker's holidaying lawyer missed deadline: FWC

The FWC has allowed a Qantas ground services worker to proceed with his 52-days-late unfair dismissal application, finding his solicitor's focus on an internal appeal while failing to complete the necessary forms before going on holiday amounted to representative error.

Sackings upheld despite "minimalist" workplace culture

The FWC has told an employer that it must accept responsibility for a "suboptimal" workplace culture that it could have reset before sacking two senior wharf workers who verbally abused a female colleague, but it upheld their dismissals for behaviour that "crossed the line".

Chief executive dismissed after failing to win injunction

The NSW Supreme Court has refused to make an interim order to stop a major NSW local government authority from sacking its chief executive on the basis of a review of the "authenticity" of his claimed work experience, qualifications and job references.

Canadian "contractor" who flew south an employee, says FWC

A Sydney-based Canadian paid a regular monthly untaxed figure in US dollars by a Calgary-headquartered company for which he agreed to act as an independent contractor has had his unfair dismissal claim upheld, with the FWC finding he was not genuinely retrenched.

Sacked bus driver stopped once too often

The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a bus driver who said he left schoolchildren stranded at a bus stop and told passengers to walk because he was too stressed to keep working.

Uni's hierarchy subjected me to "group bullying": sacked HR manager

The NTEU and Murdoch University's former head of HR are joining forces to sue the tertiary institution and senior managers including the current vice-chancellor, alleging they bullied and unlawfully dismissed her when she complained about aggressive behaviour and flagged possible IR breaches.

Multinational sued by training specialist "marked as a betrayer"

The operator of a multi-billion dollar offshore gas project is being sued for gender discrimination, a former employee alleging the company paid her less than men, refused to cover travel costs, and took adverse action by downgrading her duties when she made complaints in the course of her job.

"Big black b*stard" comment not a racial slur: FWC

A senior radio journalist sacked for referring to singer Michael Jackson's father as a "big, black b*stard" on air has been awarded more than $30,000 in compensation, after a senior FWC member found a recording of the exchange clearly showed it was not a racist slur.