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Flimsy evidence and speculation made dismissal "unconscionable"


An employee who says he joked about making a fraudulent compensation claim but had no intention of following through was unfairly dismissed, the Fair Work Commission has found, rebuking his employer for using a hasty investigation and flimsy evidence to bolster a "highly speculative" allegation. » more »

Employee 'on notice' for years about bad behaviour loses dismissal claim


An employer's disciplinary approach wasn't "punitive" and unsympathetic; rather it tolerated an employee's inappropriate behaviour for years out of a misplaced "sense of compassion", the Fair Work Commission has found in rejecting an dismissal claim. » more »