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FWC backs sacking of worker who harassed IR, ER specialists

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".

Holden worker forfeits $180,000 redundancy payout after compo fraud

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.

FWC upholds "golden rule" sacking by safety-aware employer

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.

Facebook posts after sacking seal worker's fate

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.

Employers not expected to take neutral approach: Bench

An FWC full bench has quashed a finding that BHP Coal unfairly dismissed an employee due to shortcomings in procedural fairness, after finding it reasonable for the company to have "leanings or inclinations" on sanctions to apply when its investigation indicated the worker had engaged in serious misconduct.

FWC upholds ATO's sacking of manager who failed to lodge tax returns

The ATO's sacking of a debt collection manager with almost 30-years' service has been upheld by the FWC after it found her failure to lodge personal tax returns over four consecutive years amounted to serious misconduct that warranted dismissal.

Mentally-ill employee unfairly dismissed: FWC

An employee who threatened to "go postal" in the workplace was unfairly dismissed, because he was mentally unwell, the Fair Work Commission has ruled.


Unfair dismissal round-up: Compensation for worker sacked for remark made in jest; & more

Unfair to sack supervisor for remark made in jest; FWC grants legal representation for case to be heard on "less emotive" basis; Employer's appeal against domestic violence sacking rejected by full bench; High-earning BHPB "number two" not protected from unfair dismissal; HR business partner's $138,000 salary exceeds high income threshold; Tribunal rejects sacked worker's bid for reimbursement of counselling costs; Ranger dismissed because contract ran out, not whistleblowing; and FWC "draws the line" on "meandering" unfair dismissal claim.