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.
The FWC has upheld the dismissal of an employee for a relentless six-week email campaign in which he made a "deliberate and concerted effort" to discredit IR and ER employees after his demotion for "racial bullying" of an Indian-origin colleague he claimed was "smelly".
A long-serving GM Holden employee sacked for working on his investment property while dishonestly claiming workers' compensation has lost his entitlement to retraining and a redundancy payment of up to $180,000 when the company closes its manufacturing operations next year.
A forklift driver who broke his employer's "golden rules" by operating his vehicle while a customer was in an exclusion zone has failed to convince the FWC that his dismissal was unfair, after supporting evidence from a customer collapsed under cross-examination.
The NSW IRC has found that even if it had found an employee was unfairly dismissed, his Facebook posts calling his employer a "bastard" and "criminal", after the dismissal, would have ruled out reinstatement.