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Unjustified Dismissal of a Contractor Employee Case Study

Written by Glenn Finnigan, PARTNER on October 7th, 2013.    

A former employee of Sealord has been awarded over $80,000.00 in lost wages, compensation for humiliation and interest following his dismissal by Sealord.  The case highlights two important issues at the start and end of an employment relationship.

Employment Court Rules on Sick Leave Abuse Case

Written by Glenn Finnigan, PARTNER on May 7th, 2013.    

Have you ever taken a sickie, thinking this is no big deal let alone something that you might get fired for?  Well, think again. The Employment Court has just confirmed the right of an employer to dismiss employees who take sick leave without there being a genuine sickness/injury.

Falsified Work References and Relevance to Remedies in Unjustified Dismissal

Written by Glenn Finnigan, PARTNER on May 6th, 2013.    

The case of an employer ordered to pay more than $10,000 to one of his refrigeration engineers who had falsified his work history, wrecked a customer’s equipment and almost electrocuted one of his fellow workers has attracted recent media attention.  So just how did the employer come to lose the case and be up to pay the employee compensation?

Who's the Boss? - Identifying the Boss is Not Simple

Written by Glenn Finnigan, PARTNER on April 8th, 2013.    

Everybody knows who their boss is right?  The reality is that often employees will not bother to look at their employment agreement to see who they are contracting with.  This, of course, assumes that the employee is even provided with a written agreement in the first place.
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