The Fair Work Commission has published an updated version of the Unfair dismissals benchbook.
The updated version reflects recent case law and rules changes, including information on:
- labour hire workers
- when a dismissal takes effect
- workplace investigations
- inherent requirements
- objecting to an application
- terms of settlement
- deceased applicants, and
- calculating compensation.
The benchbook contains plain English summaries of the key principles of unfair dismissal case law and how these have been applied in Commission decisions. It is designed to provide information to parties to assist in the preparation of material for matters before the Commission.
The Unfair dismissals benchbook is designed to be read online and can be accessed on the Commission’s website. A printable version of the benchbook is also available for download.