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Fighting "cowboy" fails to win job back

The FWC has ruled on the out-of-hours conduct of a maintenance worker who claimed he was acting in self-defence when he ended up in a fight after a "horsing-around" passer-by took his cowboy hat, leading to his expulsion from the giant Wheatstone LNG project.

FWC upholds sacking of worker who called managers "mercenaries"

The FWC has endorsed an ASU member’s dismissal for breaching his employer’s "respectful conduct" policy with his repeated aggressive and disrespectful behaviour towards its chief operating officer during bargaining for a new agreement.

Bench finds flaws in reinstatement of capsicum-spraying officer

A tribunal member who reinstated a transit officer sacked for spraying a minor with capsicum spray should have given greater weight to his past conduct and the viability of re-establishing an employment relationship, a full bench has found.



Sacking after complaint not unlawful adverse action

An employer has convinced a court that it did not take unlawful adverse action when its HR manager decided to dismiss an employee who had lodged a bullying and harassment complaint.

Delegate not victimised, tribunal rules

A tribunal has rejected a claim by a paramedic and union delegate that his employer victimised him when it investigated him for accepting police assurances that a patient was dead rather than follow standard procedures to check whether he was alive.

Bench rejects UFU bid to suppress Facebook dispute

An FWC full bench has lifted confidentiality orders on a fiery dispute between the UFU and Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Board over a firefighter's allegedly offensive Facebook comments, finding that parties to the dispute must accept the consequences of open justice regardless of any embarrassment that might ensue.

FWC upholds sacking for abusive emails

As Murdoch University continues to press for termination of its enterprise agreement, its lawyers say an FWC decision upholding the sacking of an employee who used his work email to send abusive messages to the ABS illustrates the deal's outdated provisions.

Tribunal backs dismissal for "cavalier" email breaches

A tribunal has upheld the sacking of a general manager's personal assistant for storing more than 1200 inappropriate and pornographic emails in a "funny emails" folder, but has compensated her because it was harsh.