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Dismissal for criminal conviction overruled

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HC Online | 12 Dec 2012, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Would an employee’s criminal conviction for domestic violence be grounds for dismissal? You may assume their off duty behaviour automatically influences their work life – but a new court ruling says otherwise.
  • David McLaughlin | 12 Dec 2012, 03:10 PM Agree 0
    100% agree with the decision.
  • Mark | 13 Dec 2012, 07:55 AM Agree 0
    Domestic violence shows:

    Poor impulse control
    Disrespect to women
    Poor attitude to people with less power
    Bullying behaviour

    These implications could influence customers to take their business elsewhere.

  • Alison | 14 Dec 2012, 03:47 PM Agree 0
    I also agree with the decision. Despite the assumptions that one may make about those that commit domestic violence, FWA can't make decisions based on assumptions and must consider the specific facts of each case. This includes the type of work and type of employer/industry. They've done just that here.
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