Woman who was late to work every day for FOUR years went on an epic rant at colleagues and threatened a sex harassment lawsuit after she was sacked
- Woman who was late to work nearly every day for four years fired from job
- Kim Stevens filed an unfair dismissal claim to Victoria’s Fair Work Commission
- FWC judgement revealed she was late to work and untruthful about Covid status
A woman who was late to work nearly every day for four years launched into a foul-mouthed tirade at her colleagues after she was fired.
Kim Stevens was working as a used equipment inventory coordinator for construction supply company William Adams before she was dumped on April 1.
She filed an unfair dismissal claim to Victoria’s Fair Work Commission claiming she had been fired under ‘false pretences’.
Documents referred to in the judgement show Ms Stevens had regularly been late for work and lied to the company about her Covid vaccination status.
Kim Stevens was working as a used equipment inventory coordinator for construction supply company William Adams before she was dumped on April 1 (stock image)
Ms Stevens was given a performance review in February but continued to show up late arriving an average 40 minutes after her start time between March 15 and 28.
She had also failed to properly record her time on the TANDA system, according to evidence given by a colleague.
Ms Stevens was given a ‘show cause’ letter by management informing her that the company was considering terminating her employment.
‘Are you f***ing kidding me?’ Ms Stevens responded.
She then threatened to launch the biggest sexual harassment case in Australian history.
Ms Stevens was later handed her termination letter along with three weeks of pay.
Human resources manager Simone McKay claims that is when Ms Stevens called her a ‘f***ing c***’ – an allegation Ms Stevens has denied, according to the Fair Work Commission’s judgement.
Documents showed Ms Stevens also screamed the insult at her colleagues and that she told them she hated them before she was escorted out of the building.
Ms Stevens argued she had been late to work as she was still suffering from stress stemming from a sexual harassment complaint she made in 2021.
A colleague claimed that Ms Stevens had sent him an email saying a co-worker had accused her of having an affair.
Human resources head Kirsten Waller was then notified and she mediated a meeting where the co-worker apologised to Ms Stevens and she accepted the apology.
She filed an unfair dismissal claim to Victoria’s Fair Work Commission claiming she had been fired under ‘false pretences’ by the construction supply company (stock image)
Ms Waller testified to the Commission that Ms Stevens had a ‘feeling’ other people were spreading rumours she was having an affair but did not take up Ms Waller’s offer to investigate further.
Ms Stevens claimed her termination was a guise to cover up ongoing sexual harassment.
Ms McKay claimed she had seen an immunisation certificate showing Ms Stevens had received two doses of the Covid vaccine.
Ms Stevens admitted she was not vaccinated during a hearing for her unfair dismissal claim on July 14.
Fair Work deputy president Alan Colman sided with William Adams and found the dismissal was a ‘proportionate response’ and not ‘harsh, unjust or unreasonable’.