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Amazon withdrew job offer after pregnancy revealed, claims worker

Amazon is facing claims it discriminated against a warehouse worker by withdrawing an offer of permanent employment on the basis of her pregnancy, in a Federal Court case seeking penalties and damages for loss, hurt and humiliation.


Deloitte partner puts age discrimination laws to the test

A Deloitte auditor has told a court that the company did not reveal an alleged policy requiring partners to retire after turning 62 when it in 2014 "induced" him to leave a secure position at the age of 58.

Teacher accused of grooming loses "working with children" permit

A tribunal has upheld the revocation of a high school teacher's working with children authorisation after finding that while accusations and behaviours consistent with grooming had not been conclusively established, he continued to put himself in compromising situations.


Panel confirms suggestive poster discriminatory

In a decision upholding a finding that Sydney Water and a consultancy discriminated against a worker by displaying her photo on a poster titled "Feel great - lubricate!", a tribunal has confirmed even inadvertent double entendres can constitute s-xual harassment.

"Strongly-held belief" no proof of pregnancy discrimination

A court has rejected a worker's claim that her employer discriminated against her because of her pregnancy, finding no evidence that her colleagues had any knowledge of it before she initially lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.

S-xually-harassed manager wins aggravated damages payment

A third-party courier driver who s-xually harassed a Sanity manager when he slapped her on the bottom, repeatedly called her the "lewd" name "Juicy Lucy" and asked many times about her relationship status has been ordered to pay aggravated damages, largely for retaliating by serving her with a defamation letter in response to her internal complaint.

Court orders $5 million-plus adverse action payout

In a significant general protections ruling, the Federal Court has today ordered an ASX-listed enterprise software company to pay more than $5.2 million in compensation, damages and penalties to a senior employee sacked after he made bullying complaints.

Court invites re-pleading after "ill-expressed" claim struck out

The Federal Court has struck out a doctor's statement of claim accusing the Department of Health of adverse action, discrimination, stalking and torture, also removing a pause on her possible dismissal over alleged code of conduct breaches.