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"Too old" worker wins exemplary damages

A building company that must pay $3000 to a construction worker for telling him he was too old for an advertised job, because he would be likely to have a heart attack, has been hit with a further aggravated damages payout due to a "derogatory" letter from its lawyers.

Deloitte concedes expectation of retirement at 62

Deloitte in defending an auditor's age discrimination case admits telling him it expects partners to retire once they turn 62 but claims he has suffered no loss given he has chosen to stay on.

Union sued for $900K over alleged age bias, bullying

A former HSU NSW branch organiser is suing the union for more than $900,000 in an adverse action case in which she claims to have been sacked because of her age and bullying complaints against her manager.

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.

Treasury seeks to calm fears over JobMaker "bias"

Treasury officials have sought to reassure senators that if employers recruit and engage young workers under the Morrison Government's $4 billion JobMaker hiring credit scheme, they won't breach the Age Discrimination Act.



"Time theft" ends tenure of operating theatre cleaners

The FWC has upheld the sacking of a hospital operating theatre cleaner who spent 44% of his working time, excluding breaks, in a tea room, but has scolded the employer for its "faintly ridiculous" arguments against allowing him to "meticuously review" damning CCTV footage.

Agreement's age-based medical exams discriminatory: FWC

A proposed agreement requiring employees aged 50 and over to submit to more frequent medical examinations will be considered for approval only if the term is removed, the FWC has found.