Industrial & Employment Law

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Blog Posts - Industrial & Employment Law

Have you been forced to resign?

I feel like they're trying to force me to resign. Is this a constructive dismissal?

If a worker feels that their employer’s conduct is forcing them to resign their employment, there are options for the worker to protect their interests. Even if you have already resigned, there may still be options to challenge the legality and validity of the termination, most commonly through an unfair dismissal claim.

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Tran versus Macquarie University – unlawful termination

Sizable compensation upwards of $650,000 awarded for adverse action claim by university worker

In a significant win, Hall Payne recently won over $650,000 in compensation for a university worker terminated for making a complaint about their supervisor.

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What are flexible work arrangements and am I entitled to request them?

What are flexible work arrangements and can you request them?

If you’re an employee (other than a casual employee) who has worked with the same employer for at least 12 months, you can request flexible work arrangements. If you're a casual employee there are also entitlements (with criteria) to request flexibility.

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WorkPac v Rossato case where casual employee wins paid leave entitlements

‘Casual’ mine worker successful in claim for paid leave entitlements

the Full Federal Court has found a worker (in WorkPac v Rossato) is entitled to paid annual leave entitlements, despite being employed on a casual basis and receiving the casual worker "pay loading".

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