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Unfair to sack worker for flattening pet galah: FWC

An employer unfairly sacked a labourer for running over a pet galah, the FWC has held, rejecting claims that he breached a formal directive not to operate vehicles when Crackers was on the ground.

Intellectual property concerns warranted sacking: FWC

The FWC has upheld a government-funded organisation's summary sacking of a support officer who claimed ownership of a program's intellectual property while planning with a team of consultants to take it outside.

Employer fined $36K after "daring" FWO to come after him

A hospitality business and its director have been hit with a $36,000 fine after they "snubbed their noses" at the FWC by failing to comply on time with orders to pay an unfairly sacked barista $5780 compensation.

Flexible arrangement ultimately untenable for employer: FWC

The FWC has upheld a construction company's dismissal of a receptionist who juggled work with caring for a grandson with special needs, finding the small business was "exceptionally flexible and considerate" but the situation became untenable.


"Seems unjust", but worker two hours' short of protection: FWC

A small business that sacked a worker and sent him home less than two hours before he served the 12-month minimum employment period to qualify for unfair dismissal protection has successfully fended off his FWC claim.


"Naïve" Facebook post insufficient reason for sacking: FWC

In a decision highlighting both the perils of "naïve" social media use and the incongruities of the JobKeeper program, the FWC has declined to award compensation to a teenage casual swim instructor unfairly sacked for recommending a rival business on a community Facebook page.


Celebrated charity founder "a big bamboozler": FWC

The FWC has in a book-length decision questioned a former Young Australian Of The Year's wisdom in pursuing an unfair dismissal case that shed light on "potential" fraud committed against the homeless people's charity she founded.