The FWC has taken the TWU to task for botching the redundancy of a long serving Victorian/Tasmanian industrial administrator, sacked on the spot to cut costs in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
An FWC full bench has held that it is not empowered to rule on a disbarred lawyer's claim that a senior member is unfit to hold office, but has remitted his unfair dismissal case to another member after finding he was denied procedural fairness.
An FWC full bench has quashed a decision to reduce a $12,000 retrenchment payout to zero, ruling that the Fair Work Act's "incapacity to pay" provisions don't apply when the entitlement arises from a source such as an award.
The FWC has accepted an employer's explanation that the "incompetency" of its HR team led it to advertising a redundant position less than two months later and subsequently inviting a former employee to "recommence" his role.
An employer and director have been hit with near-maximum fines totalling $60,000 in recognition of the seriousness of the "contrived" dismissal of an OHS representative who raised safety concerns with the workplace regulator.
A long-serving pilot thought to have spent more than $13,500 contesting his redundancy has been awarded compensation of one week's pay, after the FWC held it was not genuine due to a lack of consultation.
A marine services company has failed to convince the FWC that it would be unfair to hold it accountable for the errors of an HR consultant by making it pay redundancy entitlements to a manager it offered to redeploy after a business transfer.
An employer's failure to consult and consider ways to keep a worker on the payroll before it dismissed him in the days after JobKeeper's announcement rendered his redundancy non-genuine, the FWC has ruled.
An employer that restructured a senior manager out of his job and did not consider him for a new role because its director considered him an underperformer must pay him almost $18,000, the FWC finding it was not a genuine redundancy.
A former labour hire design engineer who claims he became an ASX-listed company's direct full-time employee is seeking redundancy pay and more than six years of entitlements after it allegedly sacked him with one day's notice due to COVID-19.