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"Fatigue" blamed as employers fail to close equity gap

With the WGEA blaming "gender equality fatigue" for a substantial drop in employers taking action on pay equity, new research suggests "tired" managers' lack of understanding and ownership is impeding their ability to drive change.


Broncos' retrenchment of assistant coach genuine: FWC

The FWC has declined to hear an NRL assistant coach's late claim that his club unfairly dismissed him during the season's temporary suspension due to COVID-19, but has conceded that he might reasonably feel "particularly aggrieved" about his selection for redundancy.

Court overturns executive's $1 million payout after HR stoush

A company forced to reinstate a senior executive sacked more than three years ago after a stoush with a HR manager has successfully appealed, with the Federal Court to redetermine his adverse action case if not resolved at mediation.

Policy left employer with no choice but to sack worker: Bench

A SA youth worker sacked after he was deemed "psychologically unsuitable" has failed to overturn a finding that his employer had no option because of the job's inherent requirement that he pass the psychometric test.

Tribunal head vents over member's "imprecise" decision

A tribunal head has taken the unusual step of critiquing a member's "imprecise" decision that required an appeal bench to review evidence to identify the reasoning behind his findings.

Anti-vax worker might have refused lawful direction: FWC

A senior FWC member has found it arguable a childcare worker unreasonably refused a lawful direction when she declined a mandatory flu vaccination, in a decision rejecting her bid for a one-day extension of time for her unfair dismissal claim.

Employer had no obligation to consult with uncovered worker: FWC

In a decision underlining the perils faced by workers who are not covered by awards or enterprise agreements, the FWC has found an employer had no statutory obligation to consult an employee about its plans to make him redundant.

High Court to hear crucial bid to overturn severance ruling

The High Court will next month hear two special leave applications challenging findings that, in considering ordinary turnover of labour, employees' reasonable expectation of continuing work helps determine their entitlement to redundancy pay.

Estate agency sacked stellar seller after JobKeeper agitation

The FWC has ordered compensation for an award-winning Ray White real estate salesperson sacked after "stirring the pot" over plans to pass on only a proportion of JobKeeper payments to commission-based employees.