Counting the cost

The importance of adhering to correct human resources guidelines has been emphasised by a pharmacy unfair dismissal case.

A Queensland dispensary technician has been awarded compensation from her employer after being dismissed during a performance review without prior notice, and without an opportunity to defend claims herself against the claim made by her employer.

The dispensary technician had worked at the pharmacy from July 2010, before being dismissed in March 2015 during a performance review meeting, being told that she did not display “suitable shop front job performance” and that her position was “no