A Full Federal Court has in rejecting a big employer's appeal of two rulings affirmed that a worker's reasonable expectation of ongoing employment helps determine their entitlement to redundancy payments.
A pandemic-affected employer has succeeded in having redundancy payments to four workers slashed by almost 70%, the FWC finding its perilous cash position and obligation to remaining employees outweighed the impact on the quartet.
A judge has highlighted an HR manager's "opaque" attempts at explanation in deciding to fine mining giant Glencore for failing to pay a retrenched employee his full entitlement for untaken long service leave.
An economist has become embroiled in a second workplace dispute after dismissing a real estate office manager in circumstances a court has found to be neither a genuine redundancy nor justified by alleged misconduct.
An HR manager unable to influence the "cowboy behaviour" of her employer has helped the FWC establish that he falsified an email to paint as a redundancy his sacking of a manager who complained about his brother.
The FWC has ordered an accounting firm to compensate a bookkeeper sacked in a "hopelessly cavalier" fashion via email while pregnant and holidaying overseas, rejecting the employer's claim it was a genuine redundancy.