Browsing: Absenteeism (101 items)

Employee's absence deception wasn't "a small white lie"

Absenteeism
Absenteeism

An absent employee's excuse for failing to obtain medical certificates was not, as he claimed, "a small white lie to avoid embarrassment" but rather "a calculated attempt to mislead" that justified dismissal, the Fair Work Commission has found.


Reasonable adjustments impossible in "pretty rigid" workplace: FWC

Health, wellbeing & safety
Health, wellbeing & safety

An employer's "rigid" workplace made it impossible to accommodate an injured employee's return to work following a lengthy absence, the Fair Work Commission has ruled in upholding his dismissal.



HR manager's treatment of unwell employee was "reprehensible"

Absenteeism
Absenteeism

An HR manager was "extremely" quick to assume an employee who took sick leave after being assigned new responsibilities was abusing his entitlements, the Federal Circuit Court has found in upholding his adverse action claim.



'Stressed' employee wins appeal over IME direction

Health, wellbeing & safety
Health, wellbeing & safety

An employee's direction to attend an independent medical exam will again be reviewed, after a commission found his employer didn't comply with its policy.







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