A few weeks ago, an employer unfairly dismissed a chef on a 457 visa. The Fair Work Commission found the chef was entitled to $110,577.25 in compensation.
The same employer was back before the Fair Work Commission, this time having sacked another chef on a 457 visa – the first chef’s brother.
Same employer, same reasons for the sacking, almost the same facts – unsurprisingly the outcome was almost identical.
The Fair Work Commission determined that the employee was otherwise entitled to $111,375.77 as compensation. This was cut under to $27,500 because of a maximum under the legislation.