A Novel Approach to Reinstatement

A Novel Approach to Reinstatement

The primary remedy under the Fair Work Act 2009 for an unfair dismissal is reinstatement. In employment relationships where the Act does not apply the usual remedy for wrongful termination of employment is damages. Schneider v Warrnambool City Council [2021] VSC 337...
A Brief Overview of Discrimination Laws

A Brief Overview of Discrimination Laws

Discrimination law has been something of a hot topic in Australia in recent months. The legality of workplace-mandated vaccines and ‘no jab, no job’ policies has sparked heated debate. More recently the Federal Government’s Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at...
Employment issues for the gig economy

Employment issues for the gig economy

Are works employees or independent contractors? The controversy as to whether workers in the gig economy are employees or independent contractors continues with the recent decision in Franco v Deliveroo Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FWC 2818. In that decision handed down...