UTS appeals dismissal defeat in FWC

As widely expected, UTS is appealing its Fair Work Commission loss against Lucy Zhao

The university sacked Ms Zhao for unsatisfactory research performance however the commission’s Deputy President Sams over-ruled this, stating, among other points, that as research accounted for only 40 per cent of her time and she was ok on the rest of her work  it, “is difficult to conceptually and rationally conclude that a 60 per cent performance rating equated to poor or unsatisfactory performance overall,” (CMM March 12).