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20 Apr 2018

In a decision handed down on 7 March 2018 concerning a notice to produce, the Industrial Relations Commission ordered an employer to hand over a copy of the complaint made by a patient against the dismissed employee. This was despite claims by the Blue Mountains Local Heal...

9 Apr 2018

In a decision handed down on 23 February 2018, the Industrial Relations Commission refused to grant an interlocutory application for interim reinstatement of a public servant dismissed by his employer despite filing an application claiming threatened dismissal immediately...

19 Oct 2017

In a decision handed down on 26 September 2017, the Industrial Relations Commission imposed a cap on the period of demotion for a Corrective Services Assistant Superintendent following incidents of unsatisfactory performance.


Mr Frank Cunningham was employed by the Dep...

3 Aug 2017

As a consequence of receiving and storing substantial amounts of inappropriate materials, a long term LHD employee lost her job, despite being able to prove her dismissal was harsh.

3 Aug 2017

The IRC confirmed the importance of employees working in a cooperative manner with their employers to manage workplace fatigue issues, particularly in the context of effectively dealing with prior injuries and secondary employment matters.

1 Feb 2017

In a delayed decision handed down on 2 November 2016 the IRC considered an incident where Mr Siddique, a security employee at a major hospital, was observed on CCTV to push over and injure a disruptive patient. While his actions were found to justify his termination, Commi...

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