A Flinders University analyst who argued that she was dismissed to avoid an investigation of her workplace bullying allegations has failed to convince a Fair Work Commission full bench she should be able to appeal the rejection of her unfair dismissal claim.
In a ruling that highlights the need for tribunal members to fully explore reinstatement options for unfairly dismissed employees, the Fair Work Commission has upheld an appeal by a Catholic teacher against a decision not to give him his job back.
The Federal Court has dismissed a stevedoring company's challenge to the interim reinstatement of a MUA delegate, despite acknowledging the company's belief that the orders undermined its authority to manage workplace bullying and harassment.
A senior prison officer's long-running bid to keep his job remains alive after he successfully challenged a ruling by a NSW IRC full bench that upheld threats to dismiss him for failing to follow correct procedures in an incident that led to the death of a prisoner.
In an important decision, a Fair Work Commission full bench has ruled that regular overtime can be classified as earnings when determining whether the remuneration of workers making unfair dismissal claims is below the statutory limit.
In a long-running case with numerous twists and turns, an unfairly dismissed anaesthetist has again failed to win his job back after a Fair Work Commission full bench ruled there were no errors in Deputy President Val Gostencnik's decision that Barwon Health's loss of trust and confidence in him made reinstatement inappropriate.
A warehouse worker who claimed Linfox's social media rules infringed his "freedom of speech" has failed to overturn a ruling that his dismissal for repeated disregard of the company's policies was not unfair.
A finance company has failed to overturn an order to pay $1.6m in damages to a sales director it initially dismissed on notice and then purported to summarily sack for allegedly sexually harassing a subordinate.
A Fair Work Commissioner was wrong to give the Tax Office permission to be represented by a solicitor but not a barrister, but a full bench has denied the NSW Bar Association leave to appeal against the representation ruling because the ATO admitted it did not adversely affect its case.