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.
The FWC has found it reasonable for Coles Group Supply Chain Pty Ltd to dismiss a worker who tested positive to cannabis but claimed to have consumed it outside what he believed to be the "window of detection".
A fire brigade captain and former HR manager who appeared in a campaign pamphlet for a candidate in last year's NSW election was not victimised when his employer reprimanded him, the NSW IRC has found.
The FWC has reinstated a bus driver sacked for using a de-activated mobile as a music player while on the job and cleaner accused of stealing the pre-start coffee he made in a client's kitchen, while it has upheld QBE's dismissal of an employee suspected of insurance fraud.
The FWC has allowed an aviation industry employer to engage a lawyer to defend a "complex" unfair dismissal claim by an employee it sacked for allegedly using a fake Facebook profile to proffer his support for the ISIS terrorist group.
The FWC has ordered an employer to reinstate a sewer cleaner who left a message calling a colleague a "f---ing scab" for refusing to participate in industrial action, but it has declined to order restoration of his lost wages.
A Qantas pilot, who blamed a spiked drink for his groping of a female flight crew member during a Santiago lay-over, has had his unfair dismissal claim rejected by an FWC full bench for the second time.