An industrial commissioner wrongly relied on a worker's pre-employment medical report to determine whether he suffered from an impairing skin rash, but he was not subjected to discrimination when he was dismissed for putting his hands down his shorts at work, a judge has ruled.
An employer has been found liable for a worker's psych injury because it "blindsided" him with a redundancy meeting shortly after he returned to work from long-term sick leave, during which he was induced to believe his job was secure.
An employer has been ordered to reinstate and compensate a worker it sacked for breaching one of its seven "safehaven" rules. The employer was unable to explain why the man was punished more severely than two employees involved in a "far more serious safety incident", a commission found.
A consulate has been ordered to pay two workers lost wages and will face pecuniary penalties, for refusing to renew their employment contracts after they applied to the Fair Work Commission for stop-bullying orders.
A commission has rejected a worker's claim she should not have been dismissed for punching a colleague in the face, shortly after her shift ended, because they were close friends discussing personal matters at the time of the altercation.
A worker who was caught smoking with two colleagues before the start of a shift was lawfully dismissed under her employer's "unapologetic hard-line" approach to controlling the spread of COVID-19, a commission has ruled.
A commission has upheld the sacking of a worker for failing to report a head knock to his line manager without delay, stressing that incident reporting serves a crucial safety function even where an injury hasn't occurred.
A worker's alleged failure to follow COVID-19 cleaning protocols didn't warrant his dismissal, but being uncontactable for 10 minutes while he was looking at his mobile phone with his radio turned off did, a commission has found.