Employee misbehaviour in Australia: through the lens of unfair dismissal arbitration

Southey, Kim Sherrie (2013) Employee misbehaviour in Australia: through the lens of unfair dismissal arbitration. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

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Abstract

The research investigated managerial prerogative to dismiss an allegedly misbehaving employee, against the employee’s right to just treatment and to remain within the employment relationship. Using a quantitative research method, 565 misbehaviour-related, unfair dismissal arbitration decisions made by Australia’s federal industrial tribunal were examined. Aggressive acts against individuals influence the arbitrators to sustain the employer’s punishment more so than property related misdeeds; the arbitral decision-making process is a stepped process demarcated by the arbitrator’s initial assessment of the employer’s respect for distributive justice when choosing dismissal as a disciplinary action and misjudgements in distributive justice see arbitrators reversing the dismissal.


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Item Type: Thesis (PhD/Research)
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Supervisors: Erwee, Ronel; Rose, Dennis
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2014 05:47
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 02:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: unfair dismissal, arbitration, Australia, industrial relations, employee misconduct, misbehaviour
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150306 Industrial Relations
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910401 Industrial Relations
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24709

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