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 sadly, an undercurrent within this trend is having the opposite effect.
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 circumstances”.
The Fair Work Commission is showing little tolerance for inappropriate workplace behaviour in the #metoo era. A number of Unfair Dismissal decisions before the Fair Work Commission this year reflect that the #metoo movement is gaining traction in Australia, with employers beginning to adopt a much higher standard of what is appropriate in the workplace, and […]