Curtis v Transit Australia P/L t/a Sunshine Coast Sunbus U2014/12466, [2014] FWC 8679, Hamilton DP


  • Bus driver summarily dismissed for refusing carriage to young person in contrary to respondent policy ‘no child left behind’.
  • Commission found applicant breached policy.
  • Valid reason for dismissal [as] employer’s policy was lawful and reasonable.
  • Application dismissed.




This is just one important reason to have enforceable policies that are communicated to all employees.


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