A barrage of "thuggish" texts sent by the partner of a worker alleging harassment and bullying did not justify her dismissal, the FWC has found, describing the employer's attempt to vacuum-seal its investigation of her claims as both unreasonable and unrealistic.
Iraq's Sydney consulate took unlawful adverse action when it refused to renew the contracts of two locally-engaged interpreters who complained to the FWC about bullying and enquired with the FWO about non-payment of entitlements, a court has found.
Woolworths has a week to respond to draft orders requiring it to relocate a bullied night filler to its online team, after the FWC factored in her own disrespectful behaviour in finding some risk she will be bullied in the future.
The former acting chief executive of a Northern Territory regional council who accused a manager of upwards bullying and allegedly covertly recorded meetings has hit back at the ASU's adverse action claim, suggesting penalties should instead be levelled against the HR boss.
A Canadian academic who claims she was ambushed and threatened with losing her position after making bullying complaints is accusing Curtin University of retaliating by undertaking an unnecessary restructure and a sham redundancy.
A former Employsure client experience specialist who claims his colleagues bullied him over his criminal past is accusing the employment advisor of "unscrupulous" and misleading sales tactics in an adverse action case seeking compensation for reputational and financial loss.
Dairy cooperative Norco claims it sacked an HR advisor because she told colleagues its board was considering dismissing its new chief executive and warned them they were on his "hit list", rather than in retaliation for her role in probing complaints against him.
Observing that "you can only 'lead a horse to water' so many times", the FWC has after nearly a year dismissed what it described as a former university employee's largely incompetent unlawful dismissal claim.
A HR consultancy claims in its defence of accusations it employed security guards to keep out its chief executive and sacked her because she sought a bully-free workplace that the dismissal was solely brought about by her misuse of a corporate credit card.