A professional football club's chief operating officer is seeking $200,000 in damages after claiming that the employer unlawfully re-allocated some of his duties because of the time he devoted to his ill wife.
An FWC full bench has rejected IR Minister Christian Porter's bid to review an already-approved agreement on the basis that it contains discriminatory terms, while it has allowed changes "entirely disposing" of any lingering ambiguities.
The Federal Court has found a sexually harassed worker has a reasonable chance of successfully challenging orders clearing a Boral subsidiary of vicarious liability, on the basis that the judgment is "unsafe" due to a six-year delay.
A court has found that a rail freight company took adverse action against a train driver when it derailed his progress towards a more lucrative role after he refused to alter a shift, citing primary carer responsibilities and fatigue.
A court has rejected a casual's claim that his employer took adverse action when it stopped offering him shifts after he refused a six-week contract to allegedly meet his family and caring responsibilities, finding he knocked the work back to go on a pre-booked holiday to Fiji.
The Federal Government should consider requiring APS agencies to report to the WGEA on their performance against gender equality targets, University of NSW researcher Sue Williamson told an IR academics' conference this month.
The FWC has upheld a disability support association's dismissal of a carer whose psychological injuries meant she could not fulfil the inherent requirements of her job, but has criticised the "regrettable" response by the employer's HR department to her bullying allegations.
A tribunal has ordered two male employees to resume standard business hours from next month after it upheld an employer's decision to boost operational efficiency by ending a long-standing flexible work arrangement that allowed them to leave early enough to pick up their children from school.