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    Swearing in the Workplace – a matter of context.

    Swearing in the workplaceDismissing an employee for swearing in the workplace is not always straightforward. Recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decisions demonstrate that the grounds upon which an employer can summarily terminate an employee may depend upon the circumstances in which the use of the language arose, and the type of industry in which the business operates.

    In Smith v Aussie Waste Management, the FWC ruled that a truck driver’s swearing at a managing director during a heated phone call was not sufficient cause for summary dismissal.

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