caUtion AHEAD: Kathy Reid says employees should be upfront about their plans. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Warning to Uber moonlighters

Uber drivers using the service as a supplementary income should declare it to their primary employer, according to Minter Ellison partner Kathy Reid, after a driver who had worked during sick leave lost an unfair dismissal claim.

In a recent case in Western Australia, an employee at Seven West Media subsidiary West Australian Newspapers had been dismissed in July 2015 for lying about his second job.

“His (the employee’s) day job was a printer at West Australian Newspapers, which is quite a safety-critical role,” Ms Reid said.


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Why would this story ever blip the radar for debate. This clown is guilty of stealing ..plain and simple..

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