This case sheds some light on the requirements for a summary dismissal
In a recent FWC decision, the applicant worked at Whitehaven Coal Mining for almost ten years. He submitted an unfair dismissal application after being summarily dismissed in September 2020. The applicant’s dismissal came following a “near miss” driving incident. The applicant, who was driving a light vehicle along the mine’s haul road, approached the left-hand side of a water cart, which had stopped at an intersection.