FWC President Iain Ross's delegate has refused to refer to the Federal Court IR Minister Kelly O'Dwyer's "revolutionary" question of law as to whether the Fair Work Act allows indirectly discriminatory terms in agreements, while also flagging potential hurdles to her quest for a review of a new fire brigade deal.
A senior FWC member has flagged a potential "revolution" in the way the tribunal assesses agreements should a full bench review being sought by IR Minister Kelly O'Dwyer find weight must be given to indirect as well as direct discriminatory terms.
IR Minister Kelly O'Dwyer's latest challenge to a contentious, newly-minted Melbourne fire brigade agreement is heading to the FWC for a hearing on Monday, with her bid for a stay order coinciding with the deal's scheduled start date.
A veteran IR and HR consultant is suing the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association for age discrimination, alleging it caused him to suffer a major depressive disorder and then discriminated against him because of his mental disability.
A tribunal has found Victoria's justice department indirectly discriminated against a prison worker who failed to declare his diabetes on engagement when its requirement to work unreasonable hours to meet a greater workload made his condition unstable.
A prison gardener ordained as a Pentecostal minister who was disciplined for quoting bible passages about the sinfulness of homosexuality to inmates has failed to overturn a UK Employment Tribunal finding that his employer's actions did not constitute religious discrimination.
A European Union discrimination ruling on an employer's decision to outlaw wearing Islamic headscarves at work highlights vast differences between it and Australia's social and legal context, according to Monash University senior lecturer Dominique Allen.
The ACT Government must pay an overseas-trained doctor $40,000 compensation and consider him "on his merits" for an internship in one of its hospitals after a court found it racially discriminated against him by favouring ANU graduates.
In a watershed anti-discrimination ruling, a full Federal Court has found community standards now demand higher compensation for non-economic loss in s--ual harassment cases, and has increased a former Oracle manager's overall damages award from less than $20,000 to $130,000.