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FWC upholds dismissal of bully, despite no formal complaint

In this case, the Applicant was dismissed for bullying a colleague.  In the incident that led to the termination, it was alleged that the Applicant, together with two other employees, upon leaving the workplace “…deliberately drove their cars in such a way to block [the victim] from being able to make a right hand turn…

FWC: Bullying, verbal abuse and sexual harassment did not justify dismissal

This is another case that reminds employers again about the risks associated with providing employees with access to unlimited alcohol at workplace functions.  In this case, the employer was found to have unfairly dismissed the employee despite a long list of incidents at the workplace Christmas party and the subsequent after party. Background The behaviour…

FWC finds that employee managed, not bullied

The Fair Work Commission’s anti-bullying jurisdiction has determined not to award orders in favour of a senior public servant who alleged that his manager had been bullying him. The allegations made against the manager by the employee included that the manager told him ‘to go back where he came from’, pressured him to terminate his…