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Brawl at BHP Xmas party justifies sacking

The FWC has upheld the sacking of a BHP Coal mineworker who punched a supervisor in the face and asked a colleague if she had "fake t-ts" at a company Christmas party, but has reinstated another employee dismissed for serious misconduct at the same event.


TWU vows to fight on as Aldi narrows common law case

The TWU will continue its campaign of protests against Aldi, seeking supply chain agreements similar to those signed by Coles and Woolworths, after the retailer narrowed its common law claim against union.


Excessive hours left BT manager no option but to jump: FWC

The FWC has found Westpac subsidiary BT unfairly dismissed a business development manager by giving him "no effective or real option but to resign" when it failed to deal with his excessive working hours or investigate his complaints against a former mentee.

Employee demoted after s-xual harassment complaint

An employer victimised a supervisor by forcing her to take leave and change roles after she complained that a male colleague s-xually-harassed her when he stared at her breasts, a tribunal has found.


Court rules against backpacker tax

The Federal Court has ruled the Coalition's so-called "backpacker tax" on a British citizen amounted to a "disguised form of discrimination" based on nationality.

Court substantially rejects riding crop harassment case

The Federal Court has largely rejected a former CSIRO scientist's claim for more than $300,000 in compensation for alleged sexual harassment, discrimination and adverse action, instead awarding her $1000 over a senior manager's failure to comply with grievance procedures.