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Social media post had sufficient nexus with workplace: FWC

In an important ruling on out-of-hours conduct, the FWC has found that an employer didn't need to receive a complaint before investigating then sacking a worker for sharing a p--nographic video via social media with friends who included 19 male and female work colleagues.

$300,000 in damages for s-xual assault at work

A tribunal has ordered a hotel and its night caretaker to pay more than $300,000 in damages for the s-xual assault of a female employee after he appeared naked in her bedroom and made unsolicited advances.

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.


Employer vicariously liable for race bias

A tribunal has warned employers that they must not only have anti-discrimination policies in place but must also ensure they are "communicated effectively", after finding an Aboriginal economic development company vicariously liable for race discrimination.

Australia Post vicariously liable after failing to uphold its "exemplary" standards

A court has found Australia Post vicariously responsible for the actions of a supervisor because it failed to enforce its "exemplary" anti-discrimination policies after complaints that he racially abused a delivery driver, calling him a "f---ing black bastard" and telling him to go back to where he came from.

Lecturer fails to add four academics to discrimination claim

A legally-qualified former lecturer who claims she was psychologically-injured by alleged sex and pregnancy discrimination at a sandstone university has failed in a bid to join four academics as respondents to her case.

Court throws out DEEWR employee's race bias claim

A court has rejected a discrimination complaint from an indigenous graduate employee of the former DEEWR, after accepting that the department's prompt, reasonable and informal response to a racially offensive remark should have ensured the employee wasn't injured in the enjoyment of her work.