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DFAT spurns human rights watchdog's discrimination finding

The Department of Foreign Affairs has rejected a recommendation by Human Rights Commission President Rosalind Croucher that it pay more than $120,000 in compensation to a labour hire IT worker it discriminated against because of his criminal record.

Company reforms ways after criminal record discrimination

A company that withdrew an offer of employment when it discovered the potential employee's criminal record has paid her $2500 compensation and revised its global recruitment and HR practices, after the AHRC found it discriminated against her.

Linfox refuses to follow AHRC recommendation

Transport giant Linfox has told the Human Rights Commission it will not comply with recommendations to compensate a forklift operator refused employment after he failed to disclose his criminal history.

Drug conviction sacking discriminatory: AHRC

The Human Rights Commission has recommended an employer update anti-bias policies that provided insufficient guidance on how to avoid discriminating against an employee with a prior conviction for selling drugs.


Tribunal clears woman to work with children despite drug conviction

A woman who was convicted of conspiracy to import cocaine and sentenced to more than four years in jail has been cleared to work as a teacher after a tribunal found a government department was wrong to refuse her a working-with-children check.