The self-described former general manager of a "car solutions" company has been given another opportunity to pursue an adverse action claim after the Federal Court found a lower court judge denied him a procedurally fair hearing while also ordering he pay unsought legal costs.
The FWC has upheld the sacking of a sales assistant for serious misconduct that included s-xual harassment and threatening colleagues, while conceding the employer could have done a better job of responding to emerging signs of changes in his behaviour.
The Human Rights Commission is inviting "last chance" submissions, ahead of a conference in October, on its recommendations to amend federal discrimination laws to insert new protected attributes, review coverage and exemptions and beef up their powers.
The Federal Circuit Court has today ordered representative rugby union player Israel Folau to enter into mediation with Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs before his unlawful dismissal claim goes to trial on February 4 next year.
IR Minister Christian Porter has congratulated his department and a Government-appointed special purpose liquidator for securing recovery of 100% of entitlements paid by the FEG to former employees of failed Clive Palmer entity Queensland Nickel.
The addition of 'human resources' to an acting health and safety advisor's job title has helped persuade the FWC that a council can rely on its own employees rather than external legal representation to defend an unfair dismissal case.
A casual worker has won a second chance to contest his dismissal after a full FWC bench found a tribunal member did not treat him justly when failing to conduct a hearing or conference to consider disputed facts.
The FWC has upheld Great Southern Rail's sacking of a hospitality worker for serious misconduct, finding he threatened two managers with repeated outbursts of verbal abuse that left them feeling "shaken and unsafe".