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Poor dismissal procedures result in fraudulent manager being awarded compensation

Notwithstanding finding a shop manager had engaged in misconduct by failing to account for cash sales and providing friends with his ‘family discount’, the Fair Work Commission has awarded him compensation due to procedural deficiencies in the employer’s dismissal process. On 5 August 2016, Commissioner Cambridge handed down his unfair dismissal decision concerning a Blacktown shop manager who had been caught by his employer following allegations of not recording and accounting for a $220.00 sale and of giving a 20% family discount to a friend (as well as three more allegations). However, while finding the manager had committed a ‘mortal sin’ of retailing by taking cash from a customer and n

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