See Fair Work Act 2009 s.387(b)
Notification of 'the reason' relates to the 'valid reason' for dismissal.
Notification of the valid reason to terminate must be given to the employee:
- before the decision to terminate is made
- in explicit terms, and
- in plain and clear terms.
In Crozier v Palazzo Corporation Pty Ltd, the Full Bench established the following:
Although considering provisions in previous legislation, the principle in Crozier v Palazzo Corporation Pty Ltd remains unchanged and continues to apply.