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Sacking by text not "generational", just plain callous: FWC

A long-serving industrial tribunal member has taken aim at an employer's claim that summarily sacking a worker by text was a "generational thing", describing the method as "unconscionably undignified" while insisting that dismissals should always be conducted face-to-face.





Error in written decision no indication of bias: FWC

An FWC member has rebuffed an employer's claim that he should recuse himself from hearing an unfair dismissal case on the basis of an ultimately admitted error he made in writing up a jurisdictional decision.



Sick chef's sacking "extraordinarily heartless"

A wholefood store that summarily dismissed a chef after a three-day absence for cancer treatment has failed to establish that he abandoned his employment, the FWC slamming its "extraordinarily heartless disregard".

"Come talk like a real man", employer urges FWC applicant

The FWC has rejected an employer's claim it did not summarily dismiss an apprentice by text, describing a later email in which the teenager was told "we are holding your position open" as a "retroactive" attempt to characterise the worker as having quit.