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 PR nightmare for Cricket Australia with the news of Ms Williamson’s dismissal doing far greater damage to Cricket Australia’s reputation than Ms Williamson’s […]
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 below three cases, decided in June and July 2018, serve as a reminder to employers that despite having a valid reason for dismissal, […]