The unlawful termination of employment can be a devastating experience with significant consequences not only for an executive but also for his/her family.
Employment law case watch
What are the legal consequences if you are forced into resigning? Will you lose the legal rights you would have had if you were dismissed?
Mrs. Vabec, an experienced chef and caterer of fifteen years standing, had been employed at Southgate’s River Walk Café as head chef for eight months.
Mr. Spring had recently been dismissed from his job as sales director and office manager for a life insurance company, Guardian Assurance.
The applicant, Mr. Russian, was employed as manager of Woolworths’ West Lakes store. On 9 November 1994 he attended a meeting with Woolworths senior management, at which he was accused of misconduct.
Ms Roberts was employed as a consultant by recruitment company Linkstaff International in 1992. Her responsibilities included meeting billing targets of a little over $3,000 per month.
Mr. Romanin was engaged on a temporary basis as acting General Manager and Company Secretary for University Co-operative Bookshop Ltd (the Co-op). He subsequently sought permanent employment as General Manager and CEO.
Dr. Kweifio-Okai was employed as a Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology by RMIT University. His contract of employment included a condition that he would be ‘based at the Bundoora Campus but may be required to work at other campuses’.
Mr. Canizales was a highly paid Microsoft executive working in the United States. He was invited to take up a position in Sydney to develop and work with the ‘ninemsn’ joint venture between Microsoft
The assault in question had occurred during a directors’ meeting the year previous, wherein Mr. Anderson produced a revolver and proceeded to shoot his co-directors, seriously injuring two of them.