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Published by Erin Kidd
Feb 19, 2019 in Employment

A tale of two derogatory comments – when is it bad enough to warrant dismissal?

Two recent decisions in the Fair Work Commission have considered the issue of when an employee can be dismissed for making a derogatory or insulting comment. As these cases highlight, the context in which a comment was said and any past acts of misconduct are relevant to whether dismissal is appropriate in the circumstances. Reference to supervisor’s weight a valid reason for dismissalIn Julia Bastoni v ORC International Pty Ltd 1, Ms...
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