A casual florist worker has won an unfair dismissal claim and is chasing thousands in compensation after she was sacked via email and without warning.
Kate Clift was employed as a casual production worker for Adelaide-based wholesaler Tony’s Flowers until she was let go along with two colleagues on May 4, 2022.
After being employed as a casual flower production worker for 19 months, she found out her employment had been terminated after calling in sick for three shifts over the previous two weeks.
She was sacked via email when her boss Tristan Smith told her there was no more work available because the business’ busy period – the “event season” which ended with Mother’s Day – was coming to an end, according to a judgment published by the Fair Work Commission.
“Good morning. As the event season is now coming to an end, please be advised your position with Tony’s Flowers…