Figures released by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) back up claims that all too often employers are left with no choice but to pay ‘go-away’ money to sacked workers, rather than endure the expense of arbitration.
Kathryn Dent provides key tips to minimise exposure to legal risks relating to termination such as unfair dismissal.
Three workers who were allowed to continue exchanging inappropriate emails for six months, a period during when their work emails were monitored, have been reinstated in their jobs after taking an unfair dismissal case to Fair Work Australia.
A recent Federal Court decision means that Australian employers will have to be careful about breaching the implied terms of mutual trust and confidence in their employment relationships.
These days an offer of alternative employment is an acceptable option to counter a potential redundancy – so what does HR need to know about this particular option…
With more staff cuts being announced every day as private and public sector organisations alike act to stem costs in the face of economic uncertainty, a leading workplace relations lawyer has warned employers to be careful when letting staff go.
An employment tribunal has heard that a flight attendant has been sacked after eating a sandwich given to her by her manager
Talitha Cummins is claiming she was unfairly dismissed from her role while on maternity leave
In case of prolonged absences, employers must find the balance between meeting employees’ needs and maintaining business goals