Parking man’s sacking ‘harsh’

A PARKING inspector will be paid three months’ wages after the fair work commission found his sacking over incorrect timesheets to be “harsh”.

Commissioner Bruce Williams found Perth city council parking team leader Alexander Casper didn’t work 28 minutes he’d claimed on one day and 111 minutes he claimed on another back in 2014.

The commissioner found the discrepancy could be a “valid reason” for a sacking but in this case it amounted to unfair dismissal.

“Taking into consideration his length of service, the [City of Perth’s] more lenient approach to other staff not working strictly in accordance with their rosters and the fact that on occasions Mr Casper would undertake duties outside of his rostered hours my conclusion is the decision to dismiss him was harsh,” the commissioner said.

Mr Williams said it was fair enough the council had lost trust and confidence in Mr Casper and it would’ve been fair to demote him, considering he’d wiped a work phone shortly after he’d discovered there was an investigation into his timesheets (he said he wiped it to get rid of family snaps before handing it back to the bosses).

Taking everything into account the commissioner settled on three months’ pay as fair remuneration.

We asked lord mayor Lisa Scaffidi if she had any sympathy for Mr Casper given her own experiences with incorrect paperwork, but didn’t hear back.

The lord mayor has not responded to any of our queries since our reports on her part-ownership of the decrepit Grand Central hostel building.

by DAVID BELL

Precept Financial Services 10x2

3 responses to “Parking man’s sacking ‘harsh’

  1. Creates the valid question what the City of Perth was attempting to conceal from the public, to try to get rid of a supervisor with outstanding service history over a few minutes of punctuality when most of their employees seem to have relaxed working hours?

  2. Creates the valid question what the City of Perth was attempting to conceal from the public , to try to get rid of a supervisor with outstanding service history over a few minutes of punctuality when most of their employees seem to have relaxed working hours?

  3. Since when do they fire anyone over a few minutes of difference, when the Mayor and many members of the council have been in the spotlight over far more serious matters and still remain in their seats.

    Wasn’t it long ago the CEO was also fired and received a golden hand shake?

    No wonder parking management in the City has declined. A boss gets fired and the quality of all their parking services dropped since. Now the solution is pink female designated bays.

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