A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission has again highlighted the need for a Company or entity, small or large, to have access to human resources advice and input. The Commission held that, “…..the absence of HR expertise affected the procedure followed by the Company” including its acting on very spurious grounds when dismissing the employee, thus amounting to harsh treatment and unfair dismissal. The Commission commented that no human resources specialist would have recommended “terminating the (employee’s) employment in the manner in which it was done”.
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