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.
The camera never lies ….or does it? Read more.
Deducting money from an employee’s pay can be unlawful if not authorised and for the benefit of the employee. Read more.
The CCIQ employer assistance team has had an increase in inquires relating to resignations and what is a valid resignation. Read more.
Nasty comments in the workplace based on religion or culture are no longer acceptable – but the Fair Work Commission has also warned employers about following the right dismissal procedures. Read more.
A train driver who left a colleague behind after she got off the train to “have a pee” has won his job back following a successful unfair dismissal claim. Read more.