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Pre-school teacher’s resignation upheld as constructive dismissal & wins her old job back after going for unfair dismissal
Childcare centre Employment A 70-year old woman was hired as a University-Qualified Early Childhood Teacher. She had a contract from March 2014 until January 2019. She was re-hired for the same position on April 2019 until December 2019 when she resigned. The employer was a childcare centre. In January 2019,... Read More
Case background A manager had been employed for two years at a horse farm. She began as a Team rider but was quickly promoted to the position of Farm Manager with a gross annual salary of $50,000. On January 31, 2020, the Farm Manager received an email requesting her to... Read More
A 59-year old national sales and marketing manager had been working for one of the businesses of a family-owned group of businesses since 1991. He worked closely with the two sons of the owner of the businesses who had taken over the business and had a productive working relationship with... Read More
Coronavirus or COVID-19, has changed the way in which most of us do work, including working from home and/or implementing social distancing practices within the workplace. The way in which services are delivered have also changed, whether it be an increased demand in online shopping or changing from dining-in to... Read More
How to deal with your employees if COVID-19 has reduced your income If your business has been impacted by COVID-19, there are some steps that may assist you to manage your cash flow and keep your business viable moving forward. Does your business qualify for JobKeeper? JobKeeper... Read More
A constructive dismissal is usually an involuntary resignation by the employee because the employer has made unbearable the employee’s working conditions, working environment, or terms and conditions of the employment. A constructive dismissal is a forced resignation. The employee resigned because the employer acted with an intent to end the... Read More
MKI Legal is a specialist employment law firm which provides employment law advice to business, employee and contractor clients. Whether you are an employee, business or contractor we can provide assistance with all aspects of employment law. What Assistance Can I Get if I’m an Employee? If you have been... Read More
The recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has raised the need to balance the health and safety concerns which an employer may have, and being mindful of not discriminating against employees. The existence of Coronavirus has resulted in a number of businesses shutting down their operations and changing the way which they... Read More
Choosing to engage a law firm to assist you with your employment matter can be a daunting task. There are a number of factors to consider whether you are seeking assistance to prepare or review employment contracts, to manage employee performance, to assess your options following a dismissal, or if... Read More
Don't fire an employee for no reason In considering whether a dismissal was harsh, unjust or unreasonable, the Commission will take into account whether there was a valid reason for the dismissal to occur. Typically, for a dismissal to be for a valid reason, the reason should either: relate to... Read More
Have you been recently terminated from your employment? Or do you feel as though you might be fired soon? Have you felt like you have been discriminated against whilst at work? Or do you get the feeling that your employer might not be paying you your full employee entitlements? Unfortunately,... Read More
It is unlawful to discriminate against an employee in the workplace based on: race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family or carer’s responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin (protected attributes). It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an... Read More