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Employer can re-investigate rejected complaint: FWC

The FWC has "reluctantly" held that Airservices Australia's agreement does not prevent it from investigating the alleged out-of-hours touching of a worker's breast in a rideshare, despite dealing with it "to finality" four years ago.

Westpac sacked me because I was 67, claims manager

A Westpac manager accused of directing s-xual comments and inappropriate GIFs to female colleagues in online team meetings claims in an adverse action case that his sacking was in fact motivated by his own complaints of age discrimination, bullying and overwork.

Religious bias bill to create workplace "free-for-all": ACTU

The "statement of beliefs" provisions in the Morrison Government's religious discrimination legislation would enable a "free-for-all" to make degrading, hostile and harmful comments in the workplace, a parliamentary inquiry heard today.



FWC makes first anti-harassment ruling

In what is believed to be the FWC's first decision in its new anti-sexual-harassment jurisdiction, a worker has failed to obtain an order against two "bad men" in a neighbouring business.

WA IR changes pass Parliament

WA IR Minister Stephen Dawson says he is urgently seeking Federal IR Minister Michaelia Cash's agreement to having the McGowan Government regulate all WA local government workers, following yesterday's passage of legislation overhauling the State IR system.

First anti-harass order case in FWC; & more

First FWC anti-sexual-harassment case; Sub-3% wages until 2023-24, says MYEFO; and Five more awards might have unpaid pandemic leave extended.

$1m damages claim over suggestive Sydney Water poster

A Sydney Water employee whose image was used in a suggestive OHS poster has been cleared to pursue more than $1 million in damages after the FWC ruled that a series of failures in her employer's response forced her to resign.

Submissions due in February for maternity leave review

The newly-announced review of the 1973 Maternity Leave Act provides an opportunity for the Federal Government to resume its role as a pacesetter, according to Sydney University's Professor Marian Baird.