Employee sues over text message firing

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Employee sues over text message firing

It seems that mobile phones have brought with them a whole new method of firing staff. Rather than confronting an employee in person or verbally over the telephone, employers are now using text messages to break the news. Unfair dismissal? You decide.

“A Sydney traffic controller sued his former employer for unfair dismissal Tuesday, claiming the he was sacked via mobile phone text message from a company director.

“Its (sic) official, you no longer work for JNI Traffic Control and u (sic) have forfided (sic) any arrangements made,” read the message sent to John Eid in February, his lawyer Tom Earls told the industrial court.”

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