Alison Baker outlines what the repercussions are for employers following on from the Barclay case.
The long-awaited decision in the case of Barclay v The Board of Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE has been handed down and is being celebrated as a major win for employers fighting adverse action claims.
HR would be more than justified in summarily dismissing an employee following a theft, right? Wrong.
In a potentially far-reaching decision, Fair Work Australia (FWA) has found that the redundancy of a senior manager was not genuine because the employer failed to offer the chance of redeployment to a lower position within the organisation.
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