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Don't mistake us for a Royal Commission: FWC

The FWC has rebuffed a security worker's claim that his former employer misrepresented its headcount to deny him protection from unfair dismissal, pointing out that it is not the Commission's job to conduct a "fact-finding" mission into each individual's status.

'Outsourcing' definition cruels worker's dismissal claim

In a case traversing the thorny issue of recognising prior service when bringing casual labour hire in-house, the FWC has found a worker didn't qualify for unfair dismissal protection because his previous arrangement was not genuine outsourcing.



"Naïve" worker pays price for operating under two names

A labour hire employee who lost an offer to shift to direct employment with his host employer after IR staff became aware of his dual identity has failed in unfair dismissal claims against both parties, in a ruling in which the FWC also rejected his joint employment arguments.

$25,000 costs security order for sacked ABCC inspector

An inspector sacked by the ABCC for failing to disclose criminal and disciplinary proceedings when he was a police officer must pay $25,000 security to challenge a court's rejection of his bid for a judicial review.

Sacked manager's awkward day at work fails jurisdictional hurdle

A bank manager who turned up for work five days after being fired with immediate effect has had her unfair dismissal claim rejected on the basis that she fell marginally short of the minimum six month employment period required by the Act.

Dispute pushed worker beyond qualifying period

The FWC had found that an unresolved dispute extended a worker's employment beyond the six month qualifying period for protection from unfair dismissal.

Drug conviction sacking discriminatory: AHRC

The Human Rights Commission has recommended an employer update anti-bias policies that provided insufficient guidance on how to avoid discriminating against an employee with a prior conviction for selling drugs.