A court has ordered ANZ, its former chief executive Philip Chronican and two other bank executives, including its chief HR officer, to pay the costs of part of a case brought by an employee who alleged they failed to make reasonable adjustments during her pregnancy.
Employers of the one in five Australians who have disabilities could face increasing demands to bring "assistance animals" such as dogs and miniature horses into the workplace, a workshop heard recently.
An employee who lodged a general protections claim only minutes after making a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission has had her claim knocked back by the FWC because of provisions banning "double dipping".
A manager who failed to comply with a tribunal's $180,000 costs order must pay security of $25,000 before the Federal Circuit Court can hear her disability discrimination claim against her former "employer of choice".
A tribunal has awarded more than $13,000 in damages to a customer service officer an employer discriminated against when it failed to make reasonable adjustments and then sacked her because of her inability to return to pre-injury duties.
The FWC has given seven employers extra time to shift from a contentious payment tool for calculating the wages of workers with disabilities, while conciliation continues for unions, employers and disability groups trying to reach agreement on a new system.
An employer's decision not to make permanent a driver with Asperger's even though he passed a comprehensive physical and functional assessment was "unfair and irrational" but did not breach anti-discrimination laws, a tribunal has ruled.
A confectionery company discriminated against an employee when it failed to consider, or give him an opportunity to propose, adjustments that might have enabled him to continue working, a tribunal has found.
A full bench of the Federal Court has confirmed the common law definition of "employee" as it applies to defence personnel after an enlisted serviceperson unsuccessfully argued the Commonwealth had discriminated against him when it took adverse action and sacked him for being HIV positive.