Articles matching Unfair Dismissal


What is reasonable notice when a contract of employment is terminated?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Industrial Relations, Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal

Contracts of employment come to an end on a regular basis either at the direction of the employee or employer. When the contract of employment does come...

Are agency employees protected from unfair dismissal?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Unfair Dismissal

Can agency workers bring an unfair dismissal claim in Australia?

New high income threshold and Fair Work Information Statement update

Filed under: Unfair Dismissal, Employment Law

The Fair Work Commission has announced that the new high income threshold will be $138,900 from 1 July 2016, in a change that will feed through to an updated...

Can employees be summarily dismissed from their jobs?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Unfair Dismissal

Can employers summarily dismiss an employee in Australia? The law and the common law.

Does Australian law protect employees from harsh, unjust or unreasonable dismissal?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Industrial Relations, Unfair Dismissal

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act) has provisions in place protecting Australian employees from dismissal that is “harsh, unjust or unreasonable”:...

“Reasonable notice” for terminations?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal

It is not uncommon to be confronted with a situation where a senior employee has to have their employment contract terminated for reasons other than misconduct....

Government seeks to cap redundancy entitlements in insolvencies

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Industrial Relations, Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal, Employment Law

On 4 September 2014, the Government introduced the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill 2014 to the House of Representatives (Bill). The Bill is...

How to get redundancy right!

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal

Making employees redundant is another legal minefield with dangers for the unwary. As an example, in a recent case, failure to consult with award covered...

What is the definition of unfair dismissal and unlawful termination?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law - Employer Perspective, Discrimination, Harassment, Industrial Relations, Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal

Unfair dismissal and unlawful termination are the type of terms that seem pretty self-explanatory, and although most of us have a general understanding...

How are employees protected from unfair dismissal or unlawful termination in Australia?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Redundancy, Unfair Dismissal

Employees who have suffered some sort of professional loss, that can include demotion or being denied further employment opportunities, may have some protections...

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