Russo v Westpac Banking Corporation [2015] FCCA 1086

EMPLOYMENT LAW – Application by former employee of respondent seeking payment of ex gratia bonus payments following employee’s retrenchment – whether respondent employer obliged to not act capriciously, arbitrarily or unreasonably when assessing employee’s performance – whether capricious, arbitrary or unreasonable actions of employer can be remedied by Court when employer maintains absolute discretion in respect of such decisions – whether employer breached Australian Consumer Law in relation to its conduct when deciding whether to award retrenched employee ex gratiabonus payment – application allowed

Russo v Westpac Banking Corporation [2015] FCCA 1086 (12 May 2015)