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Tribunal chips "point-scoring" lawyers

The FWC has criticised the lawyers of an unfair dismissal applicant and his former employer for "point scoring" conduct falling foul of professional conduct rules, while rejecting the latter's costs bid and claim it did not sack the worker despite announcing his redundancy.

Recusal refusal for worker accused of staging fall

A FWC member has declined to recuse herself from hearing the unfair dismissal claim of a public servant accused of staging a workplace fall, rejecting accusations she prejudged the worker as guilty and aggressively pushed her to accept a settlement.

Manager's 10% pay cut was a dismissal: FWC

A decision by NSW Trains to discipline a manager by shaving almost 10% off his annual pay constituted a dismissal even though he remains in the job and such action is allowed by its agreement and governing regulations, the FWC has held.

Reinstatement for worker made an "example"

The FWC has redrawn an employer's "line in the sand" over the use of mobile phones while driving forklifts, ordering it to reinstate and compensate a worker after concluding he was harshly sacked for a first safety policy breach.

Tribunal opts not to side-step Uber employment question

A senior FWC member has decided to forge ahead and determine whether a "deactivated" Uber driver is an employee, rejecting a bid to stay his unfair dismissal claim until the Federal Court tackles the question in a case he is pursuing with the Rideshare Driver Network.


Indemnity costs against worker who made "meritless" claim

The FWC has ordered indemnity costs against a financial advisor held to have pursued a "meritless" unfair dismissal application nine months after resigning and a vexatious appeal because he believed his former employer was backing out of a separation deal.

Graduate's voluntary work at legal firm not employment: FWC

In a decision stressing the importance of distinguishing between internships, work experience and clerkships at law firms, a FWC senior member has rejected a recent graduate's unfair dismissal claim on the basis he was not an employee.


Autism, custody dispute explain late application: FWC

A worker who says a custody dispute, a family death and high-functioning autism all contributed to his unfair dismissal application being late has won an extension of time to challenge his sacking.