Woman bags £3200 in compensation after being fired for calling her boss a w****r

A woman has received £3,200 compensation after she was fired unfairly for calling her boss a w****r.

The woman worked at a recruitment firm and allegedly called her boss the rude word under her breath which ended up seeing her get fired from her position.

The 56-year-old appealed to the Fair Work Commission and said it was a case of unfair dismissal.

As the case was worked through it took several turns.

The plea to reinstate her role at Celotti Workforce was first rejected by the Fair Work Commission in Australia.

They ruled that the women's behaviour and language in the office against senior management was "gross insubordination."

It is claimed that during morning meetings she would mutter "you are a f**king w****r" under her breath about the general manager.

They also declared she was guilty of "deliberate agitation" of colleagues and "persistent workplace bullying."

The women denied the claims of what she had said to colleagues including, "look at his pants, a real man would have a bulge," and rejected calling a junior colleague a "little b***h."

Admitting being fired was a disaster, personally, professionally, and financially, she revealed it could mean she might struggle to get a new job because of her age in Darwin.

Due to being sacked without notice, she was still entitled to compensation.

Celoti Workplace was found to have not followed the correct procedures.

The woman was still told to look for work elsewhere but found herself bagging £3,200, equivalent to four weeks' pay which she would have been entitled to if she had been given a month's notice.

Commissioner Paula Spencer added how the incidents didn't go above the threshold for serious misconduct.

She said: "It affected the wellbeing of the other employees of the workplace, contrary to the duty of care owed to them in their employment, but did not cause serious and imminent risk to the health and safety of employees or to the reputation, viability or profitability of the employer's business."

Since the incident, the woman has not found work but the Commissioner suggested she might not have updated her online profiles.

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