Fair Work Commission rulings on employer vaccination mandates highlight the need for fair processes.
The court found the university was unjustified in censuring the academic for initial conduct that was protected as an exercise in intellectual freedom. But his response to disciplinary action wasn’t.
Legislation governing universities varies from one to the other, often leaving their purpose undefined. But it certainly matters when determining an academic’s duties in an unfair dismissal case.
Directors who are unfairly kicked out of office by a hostile board face challenges since the legal remedies open to them are unclear.