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.
An FWC presidential member has taken a swipe at a "misleading" state government website for wrongly convincing a public servant that the federal tribunal was the right forum in which to contest her dismissal.
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.
The FWC has stopped Deakin University from moving ahead with hundreds of redundancies until the resolution of a dispute over whether it must consult at an institution-wide level with the NTEU before reaching a final decision.
The SDA has failed to head off a double whammy for retail workers whose Sunday penalty rates fall this week despite a delay to minimum wage increases, after an FWC full bench found there was no presumption they should be aligned.
An FWC full bench has rejected TWU and RTBU appeals to a rule change decision allowing the latter union to continue representing members transferred to privatised bus services but which it claims will not insulate it from "corporate manoeuvring".
The FWC has extended COVID-19 variations in the fast food, retail, health industry and other awards, while adding new safeguards to extended flexibility measures in the clerks, hospitality and vehicle awards.
A judge has re-emphasised the threshold for appealing matters before the FWC to a higher jurisdiction, expressing regret that a full bench's "well-intentioned" observations might have misled a worker into challenging his award classification.