The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled that the dismissal of a NSW car salesman for cocaine use at work and influencing a co-worker to do it with him was not unjust, unreasonable or harsh, says Kirsten Robb in a report for Smart Company.
The decision stems from an unfair dismissal claim by Emmanuel Young, a former salesman for Stewart Automotive Group in New South Wales. The latter terminated the employment of Young after an internal investigation on allegations that he offered a new female employee what he claimed was cocaine and used the drug with her in his company car while still on duty.
He was dismissed for gross professional misconduct on July 14, more than two weeks after the alleged cocaine use at work took place.
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