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Court upholds young doctor's sacking for breaching boundaries

While acknowledging the potentially "considerable" impact on a probationary doctor's career, the Federal Court has on appeal rejected that her bullying complaints were the real reason for her sacking, rather than her breach of professional boundaries and directions on confidentiality.


Compensation for manager "restructured" out of job

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.

FWC rejects "presumptuous" employer's bid to knock out claim

The FWC has slammed a "presumptuous" employer for taking up its time with a baseless late bid to have the tribunal throw out the unfair dismissal claim of a casual boxing trainer seeking compensation at the JobKeeper rate.

Academic fairly sacked after indulging in "game of semantics"

Upholding the dismissal of an academic who deliberately stymied all attempts to establish her fitness to return to work, the FWC has found she treated the process like a "game of semantics" through which she could wear her employer down.

AMP's harassment saga claims chair as accused demoted

Financial services giant AMP Limited's handling of a s-xual harassment complaint has today brought about the resignation of its chair David Murray, while the senior executive at the centre of the allegations has been demoted.

FWC issues warning to performance-managed workers

In rejecting the unfair dismissal claim of a childcare worker who said she resigned because of bullying, a senior FWC member has observed it is "unfortunately easy" to respond to performance management with counter-allegations.


Reinstatement after racist message due to "inexplicable" HR failings

The Reserve Bank must reinstate a senior network engineer who accidentally posted to a WhatsApp workplace group a racist message meant for his wife, the FWC finding its procedural failings despite HR expertise to be "simply inexplicable".

Wife's sacking ultimatum not a genuine retrenchment

A business operator forced to choose between retaining an employee or maintaining his relationship with his wife must pay six months lost remuneration after failing to convince the FWC that dismissing his national sales manager was a case of genuine redundancy.