The Federal Court has rejected an employee relations specialist's claim that her employer took unlawful adverse action when it sacked her for taking sick leave after she suffered a mental breakdown and made allegations of sexual harassment.
A ban on smoking in the workplace has survived a union challenge after the Fair Work Commission found the policy reasonable because the employer had taken steps to consult with employees and offered support to help them quit.
An employee dismissed for allegedly drawing a p-nis on a workplace incident report has failed to gain access to a consultant's report into a bullying complaint he claims was the reason for his dismissal.
Three DP World stevedoring employees exposed to prolonged bullying by workmates and fellow MUA members face a real risk of the conduct continuing on their return to work because a "system of authority and control" remains in place at a Melbourne container terminal "which stands apart from" the company.
The FWC has ordered Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital to reinstate a security supervisor it sacked after an external investigation found his complaint about indecent touching of a psychiatric patient was falsely made to bully or harass a colleague.
MUA members at Hutchison Ports Australia have endorsed a new enterprise agreement that will end long-running protests at its Sydney and Brisbane container terminals as it ensures that stevedoring employees won’t be forced into redundancies.