Browsing: Investigations & procedural fairness (326 items)


"Smart alec" employee unfairly sacked over email tone

Investigations & procedural fairness
Investigations & procedural fairness

The Fair Work Commission has criticised an HR director's entirely email-based disciplinary process, in finding an employee was unfairly dismissed for his disrespectful "tone".


S-xual harassment dismissal was "procedurally disastrous"

Investigations & procedural fairness
Investigations & procedural fairness

An employer must compensate a manager it sacked for s-xually harassing a customer, after the Fair Work Commission found its dismissal process was "procedurally disastrous".





Disciplinary email was a warning, not a "gentle reminder"

Psychological injuries & claims
Psychological injuries & claims

Substantiating a formal complaint against an employee who had no opportunity to respond was more than a "mere blemish" in a disciplinary process, a commission has ruled in upholding her psychological injury claim.






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