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Award severance clause trumps incapacity provision: Bench

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.

Tribunal backs sacking of worker who text-harassed HR manager

The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a council worker on a "destructive path", following a day that started with him refusing to wear safety boots and ended with him almost hitting a team leader with his truck and harassing a HR manager.

Redundancy genuine despite HR team's pratfalls

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.

Insistent on-hire worker reasonably refused Coles shifts: FWC

The FWC has rejected an on-hire warehouse worker's unfair dismissal case after weighing evidence that he hectored his supervisors so much about returning after an accident that he was put on client Coles' "do not hire" list.

Senior tribunal member tiptoes through JobKeeper minefield

The FWC has refused to express a view on whether an NRMA-owned cruise operator should be able to withhold JobKeeper payments for a fortnight in which it provided more than $1500 in back pay due under a newly-approved deal.


Manager booted after complaints: Tribunal

The failure of a council's retired acting chief executive to give evidence about his reasons for sacking a pool duty manager who kept refusing to follow instructions has led to a finding it dismissed him because of his safety complaints.

Prison officer's "takedown" not excessive: Bench

A prison officer has successfully challenged a finding that he was fairly dismissed for using excessive force on a prisoner with a psychiatric illness, an FWC full bench holding that Victoria's Department of Justice lacked a valid reason.