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Tuesday, 13 July 2021 4:57PM
An absent employee's excuse for failing to obtain medical certificates was not, as he claimed, "a small white lie to avoid embarrassment" but rather "a calculated attempt to mislead" that justified dismissal, the Fair Work Commission has found.
Tuesday, 06 July 2021 3:22PM
An employer's "rigid" workplace made it impossible to accommodate an injured employee's return to work following a lengthy absence, the Fair Work Commission has ruled in upholding his dismissal.
Friday, 02 July 2021 2:04PM
An employee who worked a second job while certified unfit and receiving compensation from his first has failed to prove his dismissal was unfair.
Thursday, 01 July 2021 3:43PM
An HR manager was "extremely" quick to assume an employee who took sick leave after being assigned new responsibilities was abusing his entitlements, the Federal Circuit Court has found in upholding his adverse action claim.
Friday, 25 June 2021 3:48PM
An employer's refusal to let an injured employee return to full-time duties, and its subsequent response to her bullying and discrimination complaints, were reasonable actions, a commission has ruled.
Thursday, 24 June 2021 3:28PM
An employee's direction to attend an independent medical exam will again be reviewed, after a commission found his employer didn't comply with its policy.
Friday, 11 June 2021 3:01PM
An employee who claimed he was left to "drift into irremediable psychological illness" after he made a workers' compensation claim has failed to prove he was unlawfully dismissed.
Friday, 04 June 2021 3:29PM
An employee has been granted an extension of time to pursue his unfair dismissal claim partly because his employer's HR team dragged its feet on responding to his enquiries.
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 4:47PM
A senior employee made a "calculated decision" to use sick leave to work in secondary employment, a commission has found in rejecting her unfair dismissal claim.
Friday, 05 February 2021 3:50PM
An employee's "naïve belief" that he could unilaterally decide when he would return to his workplace was a valid reason for dismissal, but his employer's "severely flawed" process made it unfair.
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