The FWC has upheld Westpac's summary dismissal of a bank manager who breached six of the seven principles in the bank's code of conduct when he failed to disclose an affair with a subordinate and breached a restraining order she took out.
A company that dismissed a rigger for working unsafely at height and then allegedly ignoring a supervisor’s instruction to work differently has been ordered to pay him $9000 compensation, after failing to prove he received sufficiently clear directions.
A senior Fair Work Commission full bench has ruled that when assessing compensation in an unfair dismissal case, the tribunal needs "cogent evidence" to find that an employee would have been summarily sacked within a short period if the original termination of employment had not occurred.
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.
An unfairly dismissed Catholic school teacher who successfully argued before a Fair Work Commission full bench that a tribunal member failed to give sufficient consideration to reinstatement options has again missed out on getting her job back.
A major IT company had a valid reason to sack a project manager who wrongly claimed overnight expenses on 141 occasions over less than 12 months, but his dismissal was unfair given his long and otherwise unblemished service and the long delay in investigating the misconduct, the Fair Work Commission has ruled.
A Fair Work Commission member's failure to alert an aged care operator during an unfair dismissal hearing that she might reinstate a nurse to a different operational area represented a denial of natural justice, a full bench has found.
A company's requirement for an employee to work additional unpaid hours and make himself available on-call was neither lawful nor reasonable, the Fair Work Commission has ruled in upholding his unfair dismissal claim.