The success rate of employers in unfair dismissal cases has dropped below 40% for the first time, according to new figures. Read more.
Despite raising concerns over worker's performance, Brisbane business ordered to pay $5,000 in unfair dismissal case
The Fair Work Commission has found the dismissal of a human resources and training officer at a Queensland bitumen company was harsh and unjust, despite the business raising and documenting a number of concerns about the worker’s performance. Read more.
A bartender whose till was out by hundreds of dollars had her shifts cut. She has won more than $13,000. Read more.
A few months ago the Queensland Government deregulated the retail electricity market in South-East Queensland in an effort to lower power prices for businesses and households. So what does that even mean and how does it work? Read more.
A truck driver sacked for broadcasting anti-Islamic comments to 100 colleagues over an internal radio station will return to work after his rant was found to be 'less offensive' because it was directed at people who shared his views. Read more.
A Perth baggage handler sacked for posting “we all support ISIS” on his Facebook page has won compensation after the Fair Work Commission found he was unfairly dismissed. Read more.
A recent ruling by the Fair Work Commission is a clear warning to employers: criminal charges against an employee are not necessarily grounds for instant dismissal. Read more.
A worker who blamed his positive drug test on “an adrenaline rush” from watching a fire at his worksite has failed to win his job back. Read more.
The Fair Work Commission has ruled that a worker who called a company executive a highly offensive swear word and was later sacked via text message was unfairly dismissed. Read more.
Who was most at fault? The airport worker who drove a tow-tug on a public road to get lunch, or a maintenance operator who did not put an oil cap back on properly and jeopardised the lives of 300 jet passengers? Read more.
Logistics company Direct Freight Express was required to pay $25,000 to a wrongly terminated employee, even though the company allegedly held footage of him stealing a package in transit. Read more.
Unfriending employees on Facebook and not saying good morning could constitute workplace bullying, the workplace tribunal has found. Read more.
An employee who sexually harassed colleagues and told his bosses to f--- off at a Christmas party was unfairly sacked partly because the company had supplied him with a free flow of alcohol, the Fair Work Commission has found. Read more.
A bus mechanic, who quit his job then later thought better of the decision and withdrew his resignation, has been awarded $20,000 in compensation following a successful unfair dismissal bid before the Fair Work Commission. Read more.
A 457 visa worker sacked for refusing to join a team-building office "huddle" has been awarded $8,500 compensation by the Fair Work Commission. Read more.
An insurance manager who used his work-issued laptop computer and phone to download pornography and store a private sex tape will be compensated $10,000 after winning an unfair dismissal case. Read more.
A BMW dealership manager with a history of viewing pornography at work was unfairly sacked for looking up swimsuit models on his computer, the workplace tribunal has ruled. Read more.
Can you sack an employee because you don’t like their tattoo? Is the ink a factor in hiring in the first place? Interesting questions were raised in a recent case before the Fair Work Ombudsman in relation to a young woman and a relatively small tattoo on her ankle. Read more.