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Sacked picker compensated after "unfortunate" HR investigation

The FWC has criticised a company's "entirely unjust" process in sacking a long-serving mushroom picker for misplacing a knife, while noting her prior unblemished disciplinary record contrasted strangely with a swathe of warnings following a workplace injury.


Court orders HP to pay commissions to "overperformer"

Hewlett Packard has failed to overturn a ruling requiring it to pay more than $370,000 in decade-old sales commissions to an over-performing sales executive, in a decision also rejecting the former employee's bid for an interest from 2010.

Manager sues Rinehart business after "traumatic" meeting

The high-profile chief executive of a Hancock Prospecting subsidiary has denied intimidating a former manager over a missed deadline, claiming instead that she called fellow team members "f--kers" as they clashed about approaches to finalising the business-critical report.


Nonsensical to sack pregnant worker on JobKeeper: FWC

A non-profit sporting club has been ordered to pay $9750 compensation to a fitness instructor sacked while on JobKeeper after declining shifts because of the suspension of the club's child-minding facilities due to COVID-19.

University retaliated after bullying complaints: Professor

A Canadian academic who claims she was ambushed and threatened with losing her position after making bullying complaints is accusing Curtin University of retaliating by undertaking an unnecessary restructure and a sham redundancy.

Staffroom power struggle heads to court

Two union-rep teachers are facing court action launched by a new, unregistered rival to the Queensland Teachers' Union after they sent colleagues an all-staff school email claiming it could not represent their industrial interests.

Pizza slice sacking costs Toyota $276K

A loyal former Toyota manager has been awarded $276,681 damages after being sacked in part because his young son ate some "leftover" pizza purchased on his company credit card during a business trip.

Employsure preying on "unsuspecting clients": Advisor

A former Employsure client experience specialist who claims his colleagues bullied him over his criminal past is accusing the employment advisor of "unscrupulous" and misleading sales tactics in an adverse action case seeking compensation for reputational and financial loss.