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Sacked picker compensated after "unfortunate" HR investigation

The FWC has criticised a company's "entirely unjust" process in sacking a long-serving mushroom picker for misplacing a knife, while noting her prior unblemished disciplinary record contrasted strangely with a swathe of warnings following a workplace injury.

FWC warning over "shorthand" assumptions in settlements

The FWC has cautioned against parties assuming they have a common understanding of notions like "usual terms" and "mutual release" in settlement agreements, after an accountant decided to proceed with her unfair dismissal case following apparently successful conciliation.

Scammed bank manager wins job back

The FWC has ordered the reinstatement of a bank manager who transferred $37,500 to a fraudster's account in the frenzied early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Late appeal rejected despite guard's "saving community" claim

A detention centre guard who tackled an escaping detainee has failed to win permission to appeal his sacking, a FWC bench rejecting his claim that it was in the public interest because he'd saved the community "from a disastrous 'what may have been'".



Cross-claim alleges misappropriation by chief executive

A company facing unpaid entitlements claims from its former chief executive and chief financial officer has lodged counterclaims seeking repayment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged unauthorised expenses claims.


Court rejects bid to stymie Domino's class action

The Federal Court has today accused pizza chain Domino's of "exaggerating" its concerns about a major class action underpayments claim and has allowed it to proceed towards trial.

Platform company trials shift away from contracting

The Menulog food delivery business will apply to the FWC for a new modern award covering the on-demand industry, as part of a landmark decision to take the first step toward an employment model based on minimum wages and conditions.