A parking ranger has failed to establish that he was unfairly sacked after an Uber driver complained about his treatment of a passenger, with the ranger's colleagues lining up to allege he had a history of antagonistic behaviour.
A decorated Legal Aid solicitor has failed to convince the NSW IRC that his dismissal over a domestic violence incident was harsh or unjust because there wasn't enough connection between his crime and his job.
A tribunal has rejected a former public servant's argument that lingering work-related "mental health problems" treated by his doctor helped explain why he lodged an unfair dismissal claim a year late.
A state IR commissioner has recused himself from hearing a high-profile adverse action case after admitting he shouldn't have perused material from the state's anti-corruption body that contradicted other evidence, before he considered admitting it.
The ripples from a recent decision upsetting the authority on outer limits contract workers pursuing unfair dismissal claims have reached another jurisdiction, with the WA IR Commission ordering the reinstatement of a septuagenarian school traffic warden who had been "taken advantage" of by the employer.
A prison officer effectively sacked twice after pleading guilty to assaulting three inmates has again won his job back, an appeal court finding that the IR commissioner who originally reinstated him had correctly focused on what is fair and just, rather than "the reputation of the government".
A tribunal has ruled that when a public health organisation suspended a psychiatrist, it was not retaliation for his "constant" complaints, but its chief executive acting on a recommendation to stand him down while it investigated allegations of threatening behaviour towards his colleagues.