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Westpac sacked me because I was 67, claims manager

A Westpac manager accused of directing s-xual comments and inappropriate GIFs to female colleagues in online team meetings claims in an adverse action case that his sacking was in fact motivated by his own complaints of age discrimination, bullying and overwork.

Tribunal seeking feedback on future of remote hearings

The FWC is seeking feedback within four weeks on the experience of online proceedings, which now account for 70% of hearings and conferences, to help it develop a framework to inform its approach to the "new normal" that might apply beyond COVID-19.

Rossato ruling decimates casuals class actions

Further casuals class actions are set to drop away as a result of the High Court's finding in Rossato that contracts are decisive in determining employment status, but Adero Law says it will continue to press other cases involving the black coal mining award.

Religious bias bill to create workplace "free-for-all": ACTU

The "statement of beliefs" provisions in the Morrison Government's religious discrimination legislation would enable a "free-for-all" to make degrading, hostile and harmful comments in the workplace, a parliamentary inquiry heard today.


Changes free-up close virus contacts for critical work: PM

Workers across a range of critical industries will be permitted to attend work despite being close contacts of a COVID-19 case, once they receive a negative rapid antigen test result, following a national cabinet decision today, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Time's up for zombie deals: FWC

The FWC has warned employers that the "clock is ticking" for Work Choices "zombie" agreements in rebuffing a large employer's bid to keep a 2008 flat-rate deal operating until May or June, coinciding with the 10-year anniversary of its nominal expiry.

$1M Employsure penalty a fraction of settlement offer

Employsure has revealed that the ACCC rejected a $3.3 million offer to settle its false advertising prosecution that led to the Federal Court awarding the IR advisor costs of almost $900,000 but then hitting it with a $1 million penalty.


No silver lining for unvaxxed worker

The FWC has declined to extend time for an unvaccinated worker who claimed he lodged his claim late because of the theft of 45 one-kilogram silver bars from his home, while it has upheld a nursing home's sacking of a maintenance manager who failed to comply with a State Government inoculation mandate.