The general manager of a leading insurance brokerage sacked for his drunken conduct has had his $300,000 wrongful termination damages payout discounted by 70%, after the NSW Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the employer's appeal.
A full Federal Court has rebuffed a group of St George Bank managers who claimed the employer engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct when it retrenched them after promising they would receive retention bonuses if they stayed in their jobs during a merger with Westpac.
The ATO's sacking of a debt collection manager with almost 30-years' service has been upheld by the FWC after it found her failure to lodge personal tax returns over four consecutive years amounted to serious misconduct that warranted dismissal.
As Parliament prepares to rise for the year, the Turnbull Government has introduced legislation containing the provisions removed from the Fair Work Act amending legislation that came into effect last week.
Morning sickness justifies extending time; Legal representation granted in drug test dismissal case; Constructive dismissal by phone justified after vehicle log book failure; Refusal to accept a large settlement not unreasonable, says FWC; and "Informal chat" insufficient consultation for horse trainer redundancy.
A full bench of the Federal Court has confirmed the common law definition of "employee" as it applies to defence personnel after an enlisted serviceperson unsuccessfully argued the Commonwealth had discriminated against him when it took adverse action and sacked him for being HIV positive.