Don't overlook the support person obligation: Three key steps

It is common knowledge that employers looking to terminate an employee’s employment must abide by certain requirements before terminating an employee, to ensure that there is no risk that an aggrieved former employee will have grounds on which to commence unfair dismissal proceedings. These provisions exist to protect employees where it is found that the dismissal was harsh, unjust or unreasonable.

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Fighting employee lost the fight to win back job

A recent case in the Fair Work Commission has found a dismissed employee claiming he used “self-defence” was not unfairly dismissed due to his employer’s workplace policies that prohibited fighting.

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