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‘Boys being boys’ defence rejected by FWC

The Fair Work Commission has rejected an employee’s application for an extension of time to lodge his unfair dismissal application in a case involving the employee holding a broken bottle to a colleague’s throat. In considering the merits of the employee’s application, the FWC heard that the employee was drinking with a group of colleagues.…

Leaking confidential information costs RSPCA manager his job

The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an employee’s application for unfair dismissal after the employee provided confidential documents belonging to his employer to his union and to a journalist. The employee was also found to have made disparaging remarks about the CEO of the organisation to other employees. As a result of the employee leaking…

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