The FWC has reinstated a bus driver sacked for using a de-activated mobile as a music player while on the job and cleaner accused of stealing the pre-start coffee he made in a client's kitchen, while it has upheld QBE's dismissal of an employee suspected of insurance fraud.
The FWC has thrown out an unfair dismissal claim from a worker who suggested his general manager "kiss my arse", finding he "resigned his employment in a moment of pique", while it has ordered another employer to compensate a supported wage worker who told a supervisor to "shove his roster up his arse".
The FWC has ordered an employer to reinstate a sewer cleaner who left a message calling a colleague a "f---ing scab" for refusing to participate in industrial action, but it has declined to order restoration of his lost wages.
Melbourne's Metro Trains must reinstate a station officer wrongfully accused of stealing from a bag placed in lost property, but the FWC has halved her backpay due to her failure to follow correct procedures.
The FWC has ordered the reinstatement of a Centrelink officer who described customers as "spastics" and "whingeing junkies" on social media and posted comments that allegedly criticised the government and brought his employer's reputation into disrepute.
An ANZ state director sacked for allegedly altering a confidential internal email and forwarding it to a journalist has today been awarded more than $100,000 for wrongful dismissal by the NSW Court of Appeal.