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FWC backs sacking of worker who harassed IR, ER specialists

The FWC has upheld the dismissal of an employee for a relentless six-week email campaign in which he made a "deliberate and concerted effort" to discredit IR and ER employees after his demotion for "racial bullying" of an Indian-origin colleague he claimed was "smelly".

Employer seeks agreement's termination to break deadlock

Power unions say that an application by a NSW Government-owned electricity distributor to terminate its enterprise agreement will led to immediate job losses and pay cuts for hundreds of workers.

"Thuggery": $60,000 penalty for "blatant single breach"

The Federal Circuit Court has imposed almost $60,000 in penalties for a "blatant single breach" of the Fair Work Act in which a CFMEU official discarded workers' food from a lunch shed, padlocked the door and said the facility was for union members only.

Not bankable: Appeal court slashes chief executive's $3m payout

An appeal court has reduced the $3m severance and bonus payout awarded to an investment bank chief executive dislodged after a global takeover, while it has granted the bank's head of global markets an exit payment of almost $400,000.


RSRT to hear stay bid next week

A Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal full bench will next Tuesday hear four separate applications seeking to delay the start-date of the contractor driver minimum payments order and challenging the likelihood of it improving road safety.


FWC compensates bullied worker for sacking

An employer must compensate a bullied employee it forced to resign, after the FWC found he was unfairly dismissed for failing to comply with an unreasonable request to be examined by a company-nominated doctor.


Holden worker forfeits $180,000 redundancy payout after compo fraud

A long-serving GM Holden employee sacked for working on his investment property while dishonestly claiming workers' compensation has lost his entitlement to retraining and a redundancy payment of up to $180,000 when the company closes its manufacturing operations next year.