Everyone calm down, the Fair Work Commission has now given us the legal definition of “being a dick”, we can all now rest easy with this knowledge.
This arose because a certain Ms Nesbitt called her boss “an absolute dick” via text message and then sent the message to her boss by mistake. Whoops.
Commissioner Cloghan in the case before him: Louise Nesbitt v Dragon Mountain Gold Limited held that to be an absolute dick is:
There you have it. The moral of this story if you call someone a complete dick then you have no wriggle room AND that you should always, always check that you aren’t insulting your boss to her face when you don’t intend to.