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What can employers learn from Todd Carney’s unfair dismissal?

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HC Online | 17 Mar 2015, 08:06 AM Agree 0
The former Cronulla Sharks player has been found to have been wrongfully dismissed by the team after he was sacked over a photograph posted on social media.
  • Sharks Fan | 17 Mar 2015, 10:16 AM Agree 0
    I'm all for procedural fairness, but this article fails to provide a holistic understanding to the reader.

    At least in the Fair Work Commission, when dealing with unfair dismissal under the Fair Work Act, if the seriousness of the conduct outweighs the procedural defects, then a dismissal can still be fair.

    What's not reported here is whether the NRL appeals tribunal considered this.

    If they did, then they obviously deemed the conduct insufficiently serious - there's a story for you...
  • Paul | 17 Mar 2015, 11:45 AM Agree 0
    This article is actually a great article and defines what many managers never seem to understand - or not want to understand.

    The only time the seriousness of the conduct will outweigh the procedural fairness process is for proven and/or defined - misconduct.

    But even for misconduct we still have to hear a response from alleged and defer to ensure that its facts we are acting on and to determine whether the action of the alleged is actually misconduct. Unfortunately any decision can be contested. Its just part of the process.
  • David | 17 Mar 2015, 12:02 PM Agree 0
    Water under the bridge (pun intended?)
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