Fair Work Articles

Employee or Contractor?

As a business owner, it is your responsibility to know the capacity in which your employees work, ensuring that you fulfil your legal obligations in providing employees with the correct entitlements. If you fail to do so, Fair Work claims may arise resulting in...

Employee Dismissed for Attending Anti-Vax Protest

A Melbourne employee was dismissed effective immediately, without notice, after attending an illegal anti-vaccination protest in September, 2021. The employee lodged an ‘unfair dismissal’ claim with the Fair Work Commission on the grounds that participation in the...

Employee Dismissed for Vaccinating

An employee of a church wellness clinic was dismissed after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination in October 2021. The employee has lodged an ‘unfair dismissal’ claim with the Fair Work Commission and is awaiting a ruling in consideration of compensation for the loss of...

Aggressive Conduct as Reasonable Grounds for Employee Dismissal

Do you have an employee who is consistently aggressive, easily angered, intimidating, and generally makes the work environment unpleasant? In accordance with Fair Work, any employee who behaves in such a manner could potentially be issued a warning or a termination on...