Posts Tagged: Dismissals

Why the FWC reinstated employees because their dismissals were unfair and not genuine redundancies?

In the Paul Williams and Ors v Staples Pty Ltd case, “the FWC ordered the applicants be reinstated in light of the available redeployment opportunities, the fact that there was no evidence of any deterioration in the employment relationship and the applicants’ unblemished work records.”

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Do not automatically assume a ‘casual’ has no unfair dismissal rights

In the case example of Kool v Adecco Industrial Pty Ltd [2016] FWC 925 the Applicant claimed she has been unfairly dismissed by labour hire firm Adecco when it told her she could no longer work at Adecco’s client, Nestle. Read here what emerged from this case and what we can learn about casual employment and unfair dismissal claims.

Three recent decisions of the Fair Work Commission (FWC)

Simon Billing of Corrs Chambers Westgarth writes about three recent decisions of the Fair Work Commission (FWC), which serve as a reminder to employers that “despite there being a valid reason for the dismissal of an employee, a range of other factors can lead to a finding of unfairness”. Read seven important questions to carefully consider.

Top 4 practical employment law myths busted

Nicole Dunn of Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers provides us with another practical article! This time, she tells us that “it’s not uncommon that we encounter an employer at the wrong end of a claim because they’ve bought into an “employment law myth” so we’ve busted a few employment myths”.

Dos and don’ts of employee engagement: Getting it right

When engaging a new employee it is important to “establish a system that will put the business in the best possible position to secure the right person for the job”. Legal issues to consider: employers need to be frank with candidates regarding the nature, terms and conditions of employment and that they do not fall foul of anti-discrimination laws.