Fair Work Australia has upheld Westpac’s dismissal of a customer service employee who tendered a falsified medical certificate.
Commissioner Deegan said Westpac had no alternative to dismissing the employee after she falsified the medical certificate and then alleged workplace bullying when confronted with the allegation.
Commissioner Deegan said she was satisfied there was a valid reason for the termination of the employee’s employment and that she had been afforded procedural fairness.
Commissioner Deegan said, “I did not find the [employee's] evidence persuasive in relation to her reasons for falsifying the medical certificate.”
“Her evidence was contradictory and her story changed whenever she was shown that her version was not supported by the evidence.”