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Profanities and "bloodshed everywhere" warning justified sacking

The FWC has upheld the sacking of a truck salesperson whose loud swearing was overheard by customers while already on a final warning for saying there would be "bloodshed everywhere" if his employer did not resolve his issues.


Unguarded moment costs worker his job

The FWC has upheld Serco's dismissal of an immigration detention centre security guard who almost let a detainee escape from hospital.

FWC upholds "time fraud" sacking

A hospital cleaner who spent a third of his working time in a tea room has failed to convince the FWC that he was sacked for unsatisfactory performance rather than serious misconduct and therefore should have been warned

Valid to sack worker whose threats invoked serial killer Milat

A business that "outgrew" its informal HR processes got its fingers burnt when a young employee's welfare became endangered by its tolerance of the escalating misconduct of a worker who threatened to give him "the Ivan Milat treatment", the FWC has found.

FWC upholds sacking of traumatised whistleblower

The FWC has upheld Essential Energy's dismissal of a whistleblowing risk manager deemed unable to perform her job's inherent requirements after suffering PTSD and taking extended leave following a finding that she breached its code of conduct.

Tribunal lauds employer's handling of safety-shy worker

The FWC has upheld the "scrupulously fair" sacking of a second-in-charge installation worker over multiple safety breaches, including some so fundamental he should not have needed training to prevent them.

Cup day dismissal not on the nose

Procedural flaws in a worker's summary dismissal on Melbourne Cup day did not outweigh the seriousness of having invited the theft of a company vehicle by leaving the keys in the ignition, the FWC has found.


"Admonished" for wearing fast-fashion shoes, sacked lawyer claims

The FWC has agreed to hear a senior public sector lawyer's claims he was denied pay rises after being "admonished" for wearing Zara brand shoes, despite a court finding his employer conducted two procedurally fair investigations before sacking him for misconduct.