A Fair Work Commission member denied an employer procedural fairness when he allowed a self-represented unfair dismissal applicant to escape cross examination by giving unsworn evidence from the bar table, a full bench has ruled.
A confectionery company's direction to its production workers to shift their jobs 34km across Sydney's southern suburbs breached their rights under their enterprise agreements and employment contracts, a FWC full bench has ruled today.
The NSW Supreme Court has ruled that the ANZ Bank did not need to prove that an executive leaked a doctored email to the media before sacking him without notice, only that it had formed the "opinion" that he had.
A retail chain could have avoided unfairly sacking a strongly performing store manager for refusing a substantial pay cut if it had utilised its in-house HR expertise, the Fair Work Commission has found.
A FWC full bench has ruled that in assessing whether reinstatement is appropriate in an unfair dismissal case, the tribunal should not take into account any ill-will arising from continuing legal proceedings between an employee and an employer.
Four senior financial employees who argued a misrepresented retention rewards scheme induced them to stay with St George Bank during its merger with Westpac, which then retrenched them, have failed in their primary Federal Court action against the merged bank.