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Can a person be summarily dismissed from their job due to drunkenness or drugs?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, OHS, Employment Law

Australian employees enjoy a number of robust protections from unfair dismissal. However, there may be instances where the behaviour of the individual...

Can an employee face summary dismissal from work without notice?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law

Although there are a number of ways in which a contract of employment can come to an end, that still doesn’t take away from the fact that the notice requirements...

Who owns your social media connections

Filed under: Employment Law

Who owns your social media connections when you connect as a business acquaintance? Do you own them or does your employer? The use of social media for...

I've Been Demoted. Is this a Redundancy?

Filed under: Redundancy, Employment Law

In certain circumstances, a demotion at work can constitute a redundancy. A role is redundant when an employer no longer requires that particular job in...

How is redundancy defined in relation to employment law?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Law

Most readers will have a conception of what the term “redundancy” means in relation to employment matters. However, we here at FindLaw love unwrapping...

What are the characteristics between the different forms of employment in Australia?

Filed under: Employment Agreements, Employment Law

Employment in Australia may take many forms that can include full-time, part-time, casual or via labour hire arrangements. There are a number of distinguishing...

‘Whoops!’ I’ve made a mistake! Can a notice of resignation be withdrawn?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Agreements, Employment Law

Many of us when deciding upon leaving a place of work, will do so without giving it a second thought. However, there may be some instances where notice...

How is redundancy defined in relation to employment law?

Filed under: Redundancy, Employment Law

Most readers will have a conception of what the term “redundancy” means in relation to employment matters. However, we here at FindLaw love unwrapping...

Drug dismissal upheld despite lack of procedural fairness

Filed under: Drug Offences, Redundancy, Employment Law

In a recent decision, the Fair Work Commission upheld the summary dismissal of a worker who tested positive for cannabis after a car accident, despite...

What should be in my contract of employment?

Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Employment Agreements, Employment Law

There’s no longer an expectation that a person will be employed in the one place for life, therefore, if you’re on the hunt for a new role – and are successful...

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