The FWC has rejected the "post fabricated" inventions of a supermarket owner found to have sacked a casual shop assistant because he preferred workers from Asian-speaking backgrounds, ordering full compensation despite claims it would destroy his business.
In a decision highlighting the perils of relying on nebulous performance measures to assess productivity, the FWC has ordered an IT company to compensate an employee dismissed after being assigned a "vague" To Do list.
Time extended after application lands in spam folder; Woolies failed to clarify termination date; FWC upholds sacking for taking unauthorised leave; and Tribunal backs dismissal for threat to "kill" manager.
A senior FWC member has sought to contain the fall-out from a full bench decision recommending those conciliating a matter should automatically cease arbitrating it if a party objects, observing that simply sending an email citing the case does not guarantee success for such requests.
A tribunal has reinstated a long-serving emergency services worker sacked for using "pain stimuli" on recruits during training, after it found his largely unblemished work history outweighed his misconduct.