We are Australia's #1 specialists for unfair dismissal, discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, redundancy, and all other workplace issues and disputes. We offer most of our services on a no win no fee basis, or on affordable fixed fees. Our unfair dismissal specialists hotline number is 1800-333-666. Call us today. We can help! We fight for you!

As Australia's premier non-lawyer unfair dismissal specialists, we give honest advice, and put all our energy into getting the best outcome for you. We only represent employees not employers, so our firm does not have conflicts of interest. Serving all states in Australia, including: Adelaide, Albury, Wodonga, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, and Sydney. Call our unfair dismissal specialists hotline today at 1800-333-666. We are open 7 days per week. We can help! We fight for you!

Here's what our clients have to say about us: AWDR Testimonials

Unfair dismissal case reaches Federal Court

A former BHP employee has taken his case for unfair dismissal all the way to the Federal Court.
Darrin James Grant was fired from his job at the Peak Downs coal mine after he failed to attend two doctor’s appointments booked by BHP to ensure he was fit for work, APN reported   .

A shoulder injury kept Grant off work for more than a year, however BHP said there was not enough information on the medical certificate he provided to determine his fitness to return to work.

A hearing with the Fair Work Commission found BHP had acted lawfully, and their requests that Grant attend a doctor were lawful and reasonable.

However, Grant’s case has gone before the Federal Court in Brisbane, where it was mentioned on Wednesday.

Grant claimed the man who directed him to attend the doctor’s appointments was not his supervisor.

Justice Collier said it was an issue that should have been raised at the FWC hearing rather than in the Federal Court, and that the matter should return to the commission before a full court hearing.

The lawyers will make joint submissions within a week to attempt to reach a resolution.

Read more about:
Unfair Dismissal and constructive dismissal related stories.

Story by Ben Hagemann

Repost from Australian Mining

Read from Source Australian Workplace and Discrimination Representatives