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"Gay-branded" worker gains access to comparator's texts

A vehicle technician who claims he was subjected to discrimination when called "gay" and a "wog" in the workplace has won access to text messages sent to a proposed comparator to help him build his case.

UK ruling casts secret recordings in new light

In the age of ubiquitous mobile phones, covert recordings of meetings by employees don't necessarily irreversibly damage trust and confidence in the employment relationship, a UK IR tribunal has ruled.


#MeToo parallel as racial slur sacking upheld

The FWC has praised Australia Post subsidiary Startrack Express for its flawless process in dismissing an employee who "crossed a line" from tolerable crudity to unacceptable racism in his remarks to colleagues.

Race-based underpayments a new prosecution frontier for FWO

In the FWO's first underpayment prosecution relying on race discrimination prohibitions in the Fair Work Act, a court has found a Tasmanian hotel and its manager deliberately short-changed a head chef and kitchen hand and expected them to work long hours, six days a week because of their Malaysian nationality and Chinese race.


Employers need more hammers in their disciplinary toolbox: FWC

The FWC has called on employers to introduce a greater range of disciplinary options like fines and unpaid suspensions into agreements to avoid "inappropriately lenient or inappropriately harsh" responses to misconduct that are problematic for all parties concerned.

Workplace bullying soars to new levels: report

Almost one-in-10 Australian workers now experience bullying, according to a report released this week, with those employed in the utilities and government administration and defence industries suffering among the highest levels of harassment.

Court rejects Indigenous worker's race bias claim

A court has rejected a worker's claims that he was discriminated against, victimised and vilified because of his Indigenous heritage, noting his colleagues apologised for isolated inappropriate comments and that he was not subjected to less favourable treatment.

Australia Post to pay $40,000 for race discrimination

A court has ordered Australia Post to pay $40,000 in compensation for race discrimination to a worker called a "f--king black bastard" by a colleague, but has rejected his claim for aggravated damages.