The NSW IRC has decried an HSU state branch's "adversarial" approach in refusing to award costs against an industrial officer who sought a review of a regulator's decision scrapping improvement notices that claimed union employees might be exposed to "psychological hazards".
NSW Labor has laid out its plan to beef up the State's OHS, anti-discrimination and anti-bullying jurisdiction, including by reviving the industrial court and extending access to private sector employees, if it wins Saturday's election.
NSW's Supreme Court has awarded costs against an HR manager who followed through with a "unilateral" threat to destroy confidential information copied from his former employer, after another court found he was not unfairly sacked over his complaints to the chief executive.
In a battle of recruitment and rostering promises, the nurses and midwives union is calling on NSW's Berejiklian Government to match the state Opposition's pledge to fund legislated nurse-to-patient ratios of 1:4 during the day, 1:7 on night shifts and 1:3 for midwives if it wins the March 23 state election.
The NSW Supreme Court has refused to make an interim order to stop a major NSW local government authority from sacking its chief executive on the basis of a review of the "authenticity" of his claimed work experience, qualifications and job references.
A decorated Legal Aid solicitor has failed to convince the NSW IRC that his dismissal over a domestic violence incident was harsh or unjust because there wasn't enough connection between his crime and his job.
A tribunal has rejected a former public servant's argument that lingering work-related "mental health problems" treated by his doctor helped explain why he lodged an unfair dismissal claim a year late.
In a rare "assumed disability" discrimination case that has exposed legislative shortcomings, a tribunal has awarded $20,000 to a public servant forced to take sick leave over concerns about her enthusiasm for conspiracy theories.