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21October 2016

Labour Hire Agreement Justified Termination of Employment

Laura Gallagher, Solicitor

An employee dismissed by a labour hire company at the request of a host employer was not unfairly dismissed, in circumstances where the labour hire employer was fulfilling a contractual obligation to remove an employee from the worksite. In Pettifer v...

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14October 2016

Employer Liable for Threats to Carer

Olga Sashko, Senior Associate

In Greenway v The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane (2016) QDC 195, an employee was been awarded over $450,000.00 following an incident at work whereby she was subject to verbal abuse and physical aggression by a...

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07October 2016

Alteration of Medical Certificate Justified Summary Dismissal

Mark Curran, Partner

An ill employee who altered a medical certificate in order to facilitate a return to work was found to have engaged in misconduct, constituting a valid reason for summary dismissal.  Further, such summary dismissal was not harsh, unjust or unreasonable...

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