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A Salvation Army recruitment agency worker accused of threatening to break colleagues' fingers if they adjusted the air conditioning has failed to convince the FWC that her stress disorder and a delayed dismissal letter justified an extension of time.
Members who pursue unfair dismissal applications through their union should expect the same expertise and professionalism as would be provided by a lawyer, the FWC has found in granting an extension of time due to representative error.