Deputy President Sams of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has dismissed a casino worker’s bullying application, warning it is not acceptable to use such claims as “a shield or stalking horse, to prevent, delay or deflect justifiable disciplinary outcomes”.
Background and Outcome
An employee at Star City Casino claimed he was bullied by management after he breached the Casino’s mobile phone policy. He filed a stop bullying application with the FWC, claiming that he had been physically abused. He further claimed that the written warning he received was unjustified and also amounted to bullying.