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Employment and Safety Update May 2012

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A cautionary tale of quick decision and bad temper – avoiding adverse action claims

John-Anthony Hodgens, Partner and Alanna Fitzpatrick, Senior Associate of Gadens Lawyers Brisbane.

Background

A quick decision to suspend all international postings of licensed aircraft engineers and a short-tempered phone-call has resulted in a costly adverse action claim for Qantas. More…