Gloves off. Crown rules that Constructive Dismissal can bring down Employer!

The termination of an employment contract can give rise to a litany of litigation, which can lead to an employer’s conduct being carefully scrutinized in the public arena. Constructive Dismissal and forced resignations are often used colloquially. Understanding what is…

ACTU Resolves to Endorse COVID-19 Payment for Vulnerable Workers

Rosa Raco, Principal and Katherine Taylor, Law Student The pandemic has exposed ‘vulnerable’ workers to even further risk. The Rail, Tram, and Bus Union’s (RTBU) National Secretary, Mark Diamond highlights that, “While some workers can choose to work from home,…

Fair Work Commission rejects claim sacked manager in pursuit of sore horse

Rejecting an employer’s extraordinary claim that a farm manager resigned “out of spite” so she could use her Fair Work Commission (FWC) challenge to blackmail it into giving her a horse, the tribunal has held it unfairly dismissed her by…

Fair Work Commission instructs Deakin University on Meaningful Consultation

A Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision handed down on 30 July provides employers with instruction on when and with whom they should seek consultation with workers. Commissioner Bissett, in her decision, after agreeing that Deakin University’s timing for consultation was…