The IR Commission of NSW last week upheld the dismissal of a Legal Aid Secretary, ending her 22-year career. The Commissioner stated that her blatant refusal to comply with lawful and reasonable directions from her team leader “struck at the very heart of the employment relationship”. The Commissioner said the employee’s 22-years of service did not “outweigh the seriousness of her misconduct”. The employee had refused to attend meetings and reacted to disciplinary procedures with “baseless and scandalous” allegations against her colleagues. Read the full decision here.