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Flagrant abuse of Employer’s travel policy justifies summary dismissal

An employee who claimed a blender, Australia Day t-shirt, boxer shorts and bathmats on his company credit card has had his unfair dismissal claim dismissed after he was summarily dismissed for breach the employer’s policy. The employer had a travel policy that provided that ‘reasonable, necessary and duly documented expenses’ incurred during a business trip…

Beer purchase costs manager his job

A manager who misused his company credit card to purchase two cartons of beer for a private work Christmas party has had his termination upheld by the FWC. Late last year, the manager requested that the plumbing department of the employer have their own company Christmas party. The request was declined, citing that the entire…

Why Employment Contracts are essential

In a decision that demonstrates why all employers should have written employment contracts in place, the Federal Circuit Court has awarded six months’ salary to a General Manger who was terminated after just 13 months service with his employer. In the case of Miller v Sunland Park Pty Ltd & Hutchens, the Court heard that…