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No Relationships Work Policy

In [2019] FWC 1533, handed down on 8/3/19, the Fair Work Commission found constructive dismissal where the Respondent had a policy that its workers should not have relationships with each other and that other workers were to dob them in if they did. The consequence of breaking this rule was that workers on visas would be sent home. The Applicant, who was on a work visa, walked away from her job upon realizing she’d been found out. She had no effective or real choice. There was no valid reason for the Applicant’s dismissal and given the consequences of the dismissal for her and her family, her dismissal was harsh, unjust and unreasonable.