How Do I Claim Unfair Dismissal Against A Small Business?

How Do I Claim Unfair Dismissal Against A Small Business?

Australian employees are protected from unfair dismissal pursuant to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). This Act promotes economic growth and the prosperity of Australia’s future. If your salary is under the high income threshold, and you have been working for your...
Should I Sign A Deed Of Release?

Should I Sign A Deed Of Release?

If your employer expects you to sign a deed of release, there are a number of considerations to take into account before you decide whether you should sign it. A deed of release is a formal legal document by which an employer and an employee seek to set out an...
Excessive Sick Leave Termination – A Case Study

Excessive Sick Leave Termination – A Case Study

Terminating an employee on excessive sick leave is a very difficult process and can expose a company to great risk if not managed carefully. The Court’s position on excessive sick leave termination The recent Federal Court case of Robinson v Western Union Business...
What Are Employers’ Rights With Termination Of Employment?

What Are Employers’ Rights With Termination Of Employment?

What does termination mean in employment? Termination of employment is where an employer ends their employee’s position or where an employee ends their own employment. Termination can happen for many reasons and in different ways, namely resigning, their job position...
Is Genuine Redundancy A Redundant Concept?

Is Genuine Redundancy A Redundant Concept?

When employers engage with a genuine redundancy, it is important for them to note their obligations. Redundancies are often a sensitive but necessary options for employers to take if the role being filled is no longer required. In an unfair dismissal context, section...
Do you need to make an employee redundant?

Do you need to make an employee redundant?

In today’s changing economic and technological environment the process of making an employee redundant is very common. Did you know that as an employer, you have strict statutory duties and responsibilities to follow in respect of that redundancy? If those...