Posts Tagged ‘Unfair Dismissal’

Foodora Driver was an “Employee” says the Fair Work Commission

The constant issue of not having a clear definition of what is an “independent contractor” in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act) has reared its ugly face again as a landmark decision against Foodora was handed down.  Commissioner Cambridge found that a Foodora driver should be considered an employee whilst applying the multifactorial test. The…

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Financial Controller Unfair Dismissal

Motor Dealer ordered to pay compensation after firing an executive for viewing bikini model website. It is a timely reminder that even though a business may have a valid reason to terminate an employee, the principles of natural justice

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Unfair Dismissal Procedure in context

It might be said that procedure is 9/10ths of the law when it comes to unfair dismissal. In Horgan v Asia Pacific International College Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 5842, the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) ruled that despite the fact an Employee’s shocking behaviour constituted good grounds for termination, the dismissal was still unfair.

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