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Reproduced with permission of Corrs Chambers Westgarth lawyers By Simon Billing (Partner), Courtney Fiddian (Senior Associate) & Thalia Botsis (Graduate Lawyer) Is swearing ever appropriate in the workplace? Six recent cases suggest that the line between what is and is not appropriate is becoming increasingly blurred.   When it comes to swearing in the workplace, context is key. Employers...
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  Hannaford v Barrett & Anor [2016] FCCA 106 The applicant made an adverse action claim alleging her dismissal was in contravention of the general protection provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009. As required the matter commenced in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) and proceeded to a conciliation conference, following which a certificate was...
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Some recent examples: Maritime Union of Australia v DP World Melbourne Limited [2014] FCA 134 Maritime Union of Australia v DP World Melbourne Limited [2014] FCA 436 Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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  FCB Group Christopher Toms v Harbour City Ferries [2014] FWC 2327 The Fair Work Commission recently caught employers by surprise when it reinstated an employee who had been dismissed when he tested positive to marijuana use after crashing a ferry into a Sydney Harbour ferry wharf1. In dismissing the employee, the employer relied on its...
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Rocky Holdings Pty Limited v Fair Work Ombudsman [2014] FCAFC 62   Judges: NORTH, FLICK AND JAGOT JJ Catchwords: INDUSTRIAL LAW – multiple contraventions of a civil penalty provision – meaning of a civil penalty provision – construction of s 557 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)   David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister.
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FP Group Pty Ltd v Tooheys Pty Ltd [2013] FWCFB 9605   The Full Bench decision is a helpful summary of applicable principles in determining the true employment relationship. Other related decisions: On Call Interpreters and Translators Agency Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation (No.3) [2011] FCA 366; & In Fair Work Ombudsman v Ramsey...
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