The Sunday Herald dated 2 November 2014 reported ERA awarding $30,000.00 to an employee who was "fired" within the 90 day trial period despite signing an employment agreement 😳!
Contrary to what many employers may believe their right under the employment laws, this employer found itself over $30,000.00 short.
The ERA found the employment agreement void due to it being signed a day after commencing employment. This meant the 90 day trial period could not be relied upon by the employer.
It seems the employer was also taken to task by the ERA for failing to follow proper process or good faith obligations with the employee relating to her work.
Employers need to recognise there are standards to be observed.
It is vital for employers to make sure internal processses are in line with employment laws to avoid penalties and fines.
For employees, a lot of cases for unjustified dismissal may not have been dealt with in an appropriate manner.
I have been in the legal industry for over a decade and have broad range of experience and skills.