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.
A truck driver sacked for urinating outside the entrance to a Woolworths warehouse will receive around $14,000 in compensation after the Fair Work Commission ruled his employer's handling of the investigation into the incident rendered his dismissal unfair.
Two Australia Post employees sacked for circulating p--nography in the workplace will keep their jobs after a full Federal Court ruled this morning that a FWC full bench made no errors in its decision to grant them leave to appeal a decision that upheld their dismissals.
A TNT Express driver who clumsily tried to extricate himself from a conversation that had s--ual undertones with a younger female retail store employee did not breach the company's harassment and discrimination policy, the Fair Work Commission has found.
An injured Qantas baggage handler who sought a review under state workers compensation law of a rehabilitation plan that would have transferred him to a new employer was not prevented by the Fair Work Act's "multiple actions" provisions from pursuing a federal unfair dismissal claim, a full bench of the FWC has ruled.
A senior member of the Fair Work Commission has reinstated a Coles forklift driver who was involved in a fight with a colleague, finding his dismissal harsh given his good record over 18 years of employment and his relatively passive role in the altercation.
A NSW public servant who admitted touching the breasts of five women during a 2012 Christmas party has won his job back after the NSW IRC found he was treated more harshly than a senior manager who was only demoted.
Zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policies are back in the spotlight following the FWC's decision to reinstate a ship's master who crashed his ferry into a Sydney Harbour wharf 16 hours after smoking marijuana at home to relieve shoulder pain.
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.