A recent case before the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal, Ferris v State of Victoria  VSCA 240, serves as a reminder for employers that they can be found guilty of unlawful… Read Article →
In the latest instalment of “professional sports stars behaving badly”, a video has surfaced of ex-GWS Giants and Sydney Swans player Shane Mumford snorting a line of powder. The incident allegedly occurred… Read Article →
Australian workplace lawyers are parochial by nature. We don’t look at international examples very often. And given the tens of thousands of pages of domestic industrial instruments that we are forced to… Read Article →
Earlier in August, Fairfax broke the story of a Cricket Australia employee, Angela Williamson, allegedly sacked for criticising via Twitter the Tasmanian government’s policy on access to abortion services. It’s become a… Read Article →
In May 2016 Bill Shorten said, speaking to the ABC, that a government proposing to legislate penalty rate outcomes was “playing with fire”.
Recent decisions by the Fair Work Commission have emphasised the need to afford employees procedural fairness throughout the termination process, even where there is clear and compelling evidence of serious misconduct. The… Read Article →
With the growing proliferation of ‘no win no fee’ and contingency based employment litigation agents, it’s easy to presume that this as a positive move for ‘access to justice’ for employees. But… Read Article →
According to a recent case of Ms Anita Cachia v Scobel Pty Ltd (2018) FWC 2648, the Fair Work Commission confirmed that employees should only be dismissed by phone, text or email in “rare… Read Article →