Together Queensland has failed to bring forward the closing dates of protected action ballots at hospitals across the state after the State IRC found it failed to make a convincing case for a shorter timeframe.
A court has rejected a worker's claims that he was discriminated against, victimised and vilified because of his Indigenous heritage, noting his colleagues apologised for isolated inappropriate comments and that he was not subjected to less favourable treatment.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has increased a damages payout to a casual marine researcher who lost his job at a Queensland university after a government agency disclosed to a News Corp publication that he had been caught and fined for fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
A bill introduced to Queensland's Parliament by IR Minister Grace Grace yesterday ushers in a new regime for workplace discrimination, and for the first time, provides protections against adverse action and bullying.
Queensland's Supreme Court of Appeal has knocked back an appeal by four disability services managers seeking millions in damages, despite finding the "troubled workplace" owed a duty of care when it investigated the employees over alleged bullying and harassment.
A court has ordered WorkCover to pay $1.5 million to an employee who suffered psychiatric trauma after being sexually assaulted at work, telling a Brisbane youth service that it should have foreseen the risk and stopped attending a problem client.
The QTU says a "trailblazing" deal that lifts Queensland's Catholic school teachers' top pay rate above $100,000 is the new benchmark in negotiations for government school teachers, who are now voting on whether to take industrial action.