Is Being Late A Legitimate Basis To Terminate Employment

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Many employers simply resign themselves to the chronic lateness of some employees for fear of an unfair dismissal or general protections claim. But as a recent Fair Work Commission decision makes clear, dismissing an employee for being late is not necessarily “harsh, unjust or unreasonable” under the Fair Work Act 2009.

We explore this topic further in the slides below and discuss the notion of lateness making an employee liable.

If you have questions about whether your workplace performance guidelines and termination processes are sufficient to meet the requirements of the FWA, please call Owen Hodge Lawyers to schedule a consultation at 1800 770 780.

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