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Employment Update – July 2017 – Real Estate Agency awaits compensation order after dismissing an employee because she was pregnant.

A real estate agency in Victoria will wait until a further hearing in October to find out Judge Riley’s decision as to compensation, after it unsuccessfully defended proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court brought by a former administrative assistant (‘Applicant’).  The Applicant alleged that she had been terminated by the real estate agency due to…

Care still required for probation terminations

An employee has been successful in a general protections claim following his employer’s decision to terminate him inside the employee’s probation period. Prior to the termination, there was a confrontation between the employee and his supervisor about the employee not being present at his desk. The employee subsequently contacted the employer’s HR department about the…