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Woman claims she was sacked for being Australian

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HC Online | 16 Jan 2015, 09:00 AM Agree 0
A woman who was hired to sell cameras in the US for an Aussie company took her allegations of unfair dismissal to court, claiming she was fired for being Australian.
  • this one | 16 Jan 2015, 12:57 PM Agree 0
    The employment laws in AU are far stronger which although for the most part is positive, it also is a detriment to businesses. It's difficult to terminate subpar performers and when it's done the employer will inevitably receive some sort of wrongful termination letter/accusation. This ends up wasting quite a bit of time because let's be honest most people don't consider themselves to be 'bad' employees or believe they have an entitlement whether it be because the years or effort they've contributed.
    In the US, companies can offload employees more quickly which keeps the market competitive and employers can get the right talent. Obviously it would be good if there was a middle compromise between the two. Either way, it looks like this claim doesn't have legs and this person is just wasting time and money.
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