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Unfair DismissalOctober 23, 2013
The Fair Work Commission has ordered Wyndham council to reinstate a worker who was sacked following a private investigators allegations.
The council hired a private investigator to pose as a casual labourer and spy on park and garden employees.
The employment of Phillip Leyshan, a supervisor, was terminated based on the investigators claims and photograph evidence. Phillip Leyshan had worked for the council for 25 years and never received a written warning. The council also failed to read his written response to the allegations against him.
Employers are required by law to give employees sufficient warning and an opportunity to improve before terminating their employment.