Airservices Australia was entitled to dismiss a firefighter keeping watch at a major airport's fire control centre for continuing to film a simulation of himself making music on an electronic device as an alarm sounded, the FWC has found.
The FWC has awarded $6,000 compensation to a travelling salesperson who was unfairly dismissed for making a "crude" and "immature" Facebook post suggesting a woman provided s-xual favours to her boss to win a promotion.
Sacking a transit officer for "excessive force" when he used capsicum spray on a threatening 12-year-old boy was unfair because the employer should have considered demoting him instead, a tribunal has found.
The board of QBE Insurance Group has cut the remuneration of its chief executive, John Neal, by $550,000 because of his tardiness in disclosing that he was in a personal relationship with his personal assistant.
Seven West Media is today seeking to permanently gag former executive assistant Amber Harrison, arguing that by disclosing company information and discussing her affair with chief executive Tim Worner she is breaching not only a settlement deed but continuing obligations under her contract of employment.
A lie told by a veteran Qantas flight attendant sacked for stealing alcohol has again proven his undoing, with an FWC full bench yesterday quashing an unfair dismissal ruling that put him in line for more than $33,000 in compensation.
The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a FIFO worker at Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill iron ore mine after finding his frustration over a medic's insistence that he suffered from anxiety rather than asthma did not excuse him abusing her and telling her to get some "schooling" because she was going to "kill someone".
The NSW IRC has ordered the reinstatement from today of a decorated senior prison officer it dismissed for assaulting three inmates while suffering from a mental illness, but he will be denied backpay due to his misconduct.
BHP Coal Pty Ltd unfairly sacked a mine operator for misconduct over his use of the words "scab" and "scabby" in discussions with colleagues, because he did not direct the comments to anyone and they were not used in an industrial context, the FWC has found.
A HR manager with an "outstanding" work record introduced an "element of tragedy" to her career when she made the "great mistake" of taking her personnel file home without permission then refused to return it, the FWC has found.