Redundancy rate for the job at Deakin U

Student adviser Lizeth Rodriguez was made redundant by Deakin U

Ms Rodriguez’s substantive position was a .5 fractional appointment at Geelong Waterfront but she was seconded to an .8 position at Burwood when she was made redundant. She thought the redundancy payment should be based on the Burwood hours but management thought that as it was her Geelong job which was gone, the .5 rate applied.

The disagreement ended up in the Fair Work Commission, where Commissioner McKinnon found for Deakin U, on the grounds Ms Rodriguez was being made redundant from her continuing job at Geelong and that the acting role at Burwood was not hers, “but the position of another person on extended leave.”

The difference for Ms Rodriguez is $13 000 less in redundancy.