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Chef's undisclosed $1 mark-up breached contractual duties

A hotel chef breached his contractual duty of fidelity and fiduciary duties by sourcing chicken schnitzels through his wife's business and selling them to his employer for $1 more than their original purchase price, a court has found.


Employer not liable for Christmas party king-hit

A court has ruled that a company did not breach its contractual duty of care for an employee who was injured in an assault during a Christmas party cruise.


Council chief keeps reasonable notice compensation

A Supreme Court appeal bench has upheld a ruling that a local council's chief executive was not covered by an award and was therefore entitled to 12 months' notice of dismissal.


Reasonable notice payout lifts employee's damages over $1m

A financial controller sacked by a global shipping company will recover more than $1m after a court ruled she was entitled to ten months' notice of termination of her employment and long service leave based on her full salary package.

Court orders sacked CFO to return company documents

The Federal Court has ordered a chief financial officer to hand back business records he intended to use in a general protections claim against his former employer, finding a "strong prima case" that by hanging onto them he had breached his contract of employment and corporations law.

Bench rules out conflict of interest

A Fair Work Commission full bench majority has found that an employee of The Body Shop did not breach her employment contract by working as an independent contractor for another retailer, and was unfairly dismissed when she refused to terminate the engagement.

Serial fraudster pockets nearly half a million

In what four judges agree is an "extraordinary case" involving a "spectacularly bad witness" and a "serial fraudster", a Swan Hill shop assistant will keep almost half a million dollars in back pay and interest after a full Federal Court confirmed that she had not agreed to work for nothing.