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.
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.
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 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.
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.