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Employer ordered to pay $29k after false serious misconduct allegations

The Fair Work Commission has awarded an employee $29,070 in compensation after it found that the employer had no evidence of the employee’s alleged serious misconduct before proceeding to dismiss the employee. The employee had worked for the employer for nearly three and a half years at the time of her dismissal. The employer commenced…

Employer ordered to seek treatment for anger management

In a recent matter before the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, an employer has been fined and ordered to seek professional help to deal with his anger management issues. An employee (represented by the Transport Workers’ Union) approached the employer and informed him that he could not work the following Monday as he had to…

Failure to respond to WHS risk costs employer $400k

The County Court of Victoria has imposed a $400,000 fine for a work related accident which resulted in the tragic death of a worker. Whilst investigations into the cause of the worker’s death were not conclusive, it was found that the worker slipped into a hole in a walkway that was left as a result…