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Redundancy pay – is your offer of redeployment acceptable?

By Lewis Holdway / July 12, 2018 /

A recent decision of the FWC reminds employers of the need to ensure that alternative offers of employment when making an individual redundant are acceptable, and not simply comparable. In the decision of Lange v Zevenbergen, the employer made an application to the FWC to vary redundancy pay, as the employee, Zevenbergen had accepted alternative…

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Redundancy and Parental Leave: Failure to consult an employee results in Injunction

By Lewis Holdway / August 10, 2017 /

A Failure to Consult by the Employer In a recent case of Lee -v- Mission Australia [2017] FWC 3557, the Fair Work Commission took the rare step of granting an injunction to prevent the employer from making an employee redundant who was on parental leave. This case demonstrates why employers need to ensure they are…

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