From Federated Farmers weekly email newsletter, Friday Flash, which is always interesting reading, comes this warning:
Brain explosion – Employers must consider the new phrase ‘brain explosion’ before dismissing employees for serious misconduct. Several recent cases have seen the phrase used as a defence and what’s more it has worked with employees being reinstated. Employers confronted with anything that might be referred to as a ‘brain explosion’ should call Federated Farmers for advice on procedural process before taking action.
A brain explosion sounds messy, but this warning suggests mishandling an employee who has one could be even messier.