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Stress Not Enough to Extend Time

Stress Not Enough to Extend Time

Two recent decisions of the Fair Work Commission have demonstrated the difficulty employees face if they do not lodge their unfair dismissal applications within the 21 day period. In the first instance the employee was two years and two months late (Ellikuttige v...
Dirty Talk Costs a Career

Dirty Talk Costs a Career

A police officer who was dismissed for serious misconduct for breaches of the New South Wales Police Force Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying Policy and Guidelines has failed in his attempt to have his employment reinstated: Torres v Commissioner of Police....
Unfair Dismissals and Penalties

Unfair Dismissals and Penalties

The vast majority of applications for unfair dismissals are discontinued. Generally, this means that employers and employees have reached agreement so that a formal decision or order of the Fair Work Commission is not required. Where negotiation does not result in...