Termination, stand downs and unfair dismissal

Nov 4, 2020

9:55 am

Unfair dismissal claims have increased by 70% during the coronavirus crisis, so employers should continue to be mindful of ensuring procedural fairness for all employee terminations.  

  • Step-by-step guide to a procedurally fair performance-based termination 
  • What constitutes a legally defensible stand-down during coronavirus? 
  • Lessons for employers from Mr Ryan La Plume v Thomas Foods International Pty Limited T/A Thomas Foods International [2020]  
  • How is the FWC dealing with changing business conditions during the pandemic?


  • Rick Catanzariti


    DLA Piper

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