Paulinet Tamaray

Paulinet Tamaray

Paulinet Tamaray is an international legal writer for several Key Media publications, including Australasian Lawyer, Canadian Lawyer, and Human Resources Director. She  graduated with a degree in Sociology and a Juris Doctor degree. Her reporting and research cover all areas of law and legislative developments across different jurisdictions.

She is also a social sciences lecturer to incoming medical students. Her free time is devoted to doing paralegal work for pro bono cases. She is deeply passionate about intersectional feminism, sustainable development, and social justice.

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Worker fired over unauthorised leave to care for mother-in-law – was it legal?

Worker fired over unauthorised leave to care for mother-in-law – was it legal?

'There should be some reasonable accommodation and understanding for the circumstances'

Manager claims forced resignation after questioning 'tips' policy

Manager claims forced resignation after questioning 'tips' policy

Restaurant didn’t share gratuities with staff, leaving manager frustrated

Can you fire a worker for falsifying timesheets?

Can you fire a worker for falsifying timesheets?

Recent case involves employer giving multiple warnings about breaches of policy

Rail safety worker reinstated despite testing positive for alcohol at work

Rail safety worker reinstated despite testing positive for alcohol at work

Employer conducts test of long-time employee as he reported for work

Manager’s plea after genuine redundancy: ‘I can still be redeployed’

Manager’s plea after genuine redundancy: ‘I can still be redeployed’

Area manager argues he's still needed but is there 'guaranteed redeployment'?

Can a worker be dismissed for sleeping on duty?

Can a worker be dismissed for sleeping on duty?

Fair Work deals with worker seen asleep in truck at workplace

What does ‘suitable role’ mean in a genuine redundancy?

What does ‘suitable role’ mean in a genuine redundancy?

Transport company says position no longer available 'due to unforeseen circumstances'

Employer deducts $300 from payslip after catching worker on phone at work

Employer deducts $300 from payslip after catching worker on phone at work

University student's complaint about deduction goes viral

Super Retail Group under fire for more than $1 million in underpayments

Super Retail Group under fire for more than $1 million in underpayments

First court action where ombudsman alleged breaches by holding company for contraventions by subsidiaries

Supreme Court favours Cotton On in worker’s trolley mishap

Supreme Court favours Cotton On in worker’s trolley mishap

Lack of medical or ergonomic evidence means 'probability of the injury being avoided cannot be made'