Category Archives: NEWS HR

Annette’s Place Incorporated is facing a s.394 (application for unfair dismissal remedy) from an ex-employee (Nation) in Wagga Wagga.

Emirates Airlines is being accused of unfair dismissal (Goshalia).

Forster Tuncurry Golf Club Ltd has made a s.120 (application to vary redundancy pay for other employment or incapacity to pay). The matter is to be heard by Fair Work Deputy President Sams in Sydney.

Termination of employment – performance – s.394 Fair Work Act 2009 – application for relief from unfair dismissal – applicant performed duties as a Senior Accounts Manager – contract of employment indicated the applicant would receive advice, training and guidance – applicant dismissed after review on completion of six-month probationary period – respondent submitted probation unsatisfactory due to ‘incorrect coding of invoices, GST not being allocated correctly and bank reconciliation not kept up to date and frequent general erros occuring’ – applicant submitted events leading to dismissal were due to respondent’s failure to provide guidance and training, and that financial information from previous financial years was ‘in a mess’ – applicant’s conduct also a cause for concern after incident where the applicant refused to pay for food and wine during a private golf day at the club, and then called in sick the next day – Commission satisfied on fine balance respondent did not have a valid reason for dismissal but acknowledged respondent was not without a number of concerns – necessary to consider other elements – found applicant was harshly, unjustly or unreasonably dismissed – reinstatement not appropriate – Commission satisfied applicant’s misconduct contributed to dismissal – compensation reduced by two weeks – compensation equivalent to five weeks’ pay with an additional one week’s pay at the reduced rate of $200 (taxed accordingly) ordered. Templeton v McLeod Country Golf Club Inc t/a McLeod.

Featherdale Wildlife Park has been served with an s.372 (application to deal with other contravention disputes) (McCarthy).

QCatering Limited is facing a challenge from the Transport Workers Union. Fair Work Commissioner Cribb in Melbourne is to hear the s.739 dispute.

Pambula Merimbula Golf Club Limited is facing an s.394 (application for unfair dismissal remedy) (Libbis).

Reserve Hotels Pty Ltd is handling an s.365 (application to deal with contraventions involving dismissal) (Hargreaves).