An employer must compensate a bullied employee it forced to resign, after the FWC found he was unfairly dismissed for failing to comply with an unreasonable request to be examined by a company-nominated doctor.
The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a child care centre worker who was accused of being no more than a "bystander" when a four-year-old went into anaphylactic shock after consuming a jam-drop biscuit that contained egg.
A long-serving GM Holden employee sacked for working on his investment property while dishonestly claiming workers' compensation has lost his entitlement to retraining and a redundancy payment of up to $180,000 when the company closes its manufacturing operations next year.
A forklift driver who broke his employer's "golden rules" by operating his vehicle while a customer was in an exclusion zone has failed to convince the FWC that his dismissal was unfair, after supporting evidence from a customer collapsed under cross-examination.
The FWC has found a labour hire company responsible for unfairly dismissing a factory worker it withdrew from Nestle after the confectionery giant wrongly concluded she was guilty of a clocking-off violation and said she was no longer required.
A worker purportedly hired to work on a construction project until her demobilisation "automatically" terminated her employment was entitled to make an unfair dismissal claim, because she wasn't employed to perform a "specified task", an FWC full bench has found.
The NSW IRC has found that even if it had found an employee was unfairly dismissed, his Facebook posts calling his employer a "bastard" and "criminal", after the dismissal, would have ruled out reinstatement.