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What is underperformance? Employees are expected to perform the tasks assigned to them to the standards set by the employer. Standards of work performance vary from time to time because businesses modify their operations, procedures and processes to increase their productivity. Underperformance occurs when employees fail to meet the expectations... Read More
WHAT IS AN UNFAIR DISMISSAL? Under s385 of the Fair Work Act, a dismissal is unfair if it was harsh, unjust or unreasonable. Under s.387, a dismissal is harsh, unjust or unreasonable if: There was no valid reason for the dismissal that relates to the employee’s capacity or conduct; The... Read More
An employee who fails to perform their role or duty satisfactorily should normally be placed on some sort of performance management. Under performance management, the employee is supervised more closely to ensure that the performance of their role meets the employer’s standards. The Employee Must Be Given a Warning However,... Read More
The Fair Work Act protects employees from adverse actions by an employer. An employer is said to have taken adverse action against an employee when they dismiss an employee, injure them in their employment, alter the employee’s position to their detriment or discriminate against the employee. Employees are only protected... Read More
A senior executive had a row with a regional HR manager over a PowerPoint presentation with typographical errors. The Senior Executive told the HR manager not to put his name to the PowerPoint presentation as it was not the Senior Executive who authored the presentation. The HR Manager then began... Read More
Two guards worked together, and their main role was to pick-up, transport, and deliver money in an armoured vehicle for the clients of their security firm. They picked up a shipment of about $59,000 from the office of a client. On their way to transport the money, they noticed that... Read More
Can An Employee Be Forced To Work At A New Location, Even If It’s A Term In The Employment Contract?
TransGrid directed its Project Manager to relocate to another worksite in Wallgrove after he had already been reporting to the office at Ultimo since 2014. The employee was a project manager and involved in the management and procurement of design processes and feasibility studies. In this role, he regularly travelled... Read More
The valid reason for dismissing an employee must exist at the time of the dismissal. When a valid reason for dismissal is found after an employee has already been terminated, the belated valid reason cannot be invoked to justify the earlier dismissal. The ruling in the case of Kelvin Njau... Read More
Sending an employee email and text messages that contain threats and abuse is not acceptable even if the email and text messages contains a reasonable request to reveal the address of a cash job undertaken by the employee after-hours using the tools and equipment of the employer. Using invectives and... Read More
What Are An Employee’s Rights If You’re Dismissed By A Labour-Hire Organisation – Does it Count as a Dismissal?
Can a labour-hire company dismiss an employee simply at the request of its client? The case of Star v WorkPac sheds light on this question. WorkPac Case Background Workpac is a labour hire business. It keeps a pool of candidates which it then supplies to clients such as BHP... Read More
What are the rights of an employer when faced with an intentionally false misrepresentation committed by an employee? In short an employer can generally fairly dismiss an employee who has intentionally provided false information on a resume or CV. The Hertz Case (Background) The case of Charles Tham v Hertz... Read More
As an employee within Australia, you have some important employee rights that protect you at work. What does this mean for you? These rights protect you from discrimination, bullying, harassment and other issues within the workplace. By understanding them and knowing when an employer is breaching them, you can... Read More