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Employer told me to "rort" JobKeeper: Executive

A manufacturer's commercial manager has accused it of sacking him after he refused to "rort" JobKeeper, following an alleged instruction for employees to reduce sales figures so it could qualify for the scheme.

Retailer says sacked GM refused COVID-19 test

Noni B has hit back at claims it unlawfully failed to provide notice and accrued leave entitlements when it retrospectively sacked the general manager of Rockmans, accusing him of misconduct, cover-ups and refusing to undergo testing for COVID-19.


Heavy fines for employer that orchestrated safety rep's dismissal

An employer and director have been hit with near-maximum fines totalling $60,000 in recognition of the seriousness of the "contrived" dismissal of an OHS representative who raised safety concerns with the workplace regulator.

FWC "misconstrued" approach to general protections cases: Full court

In a significant decision unsettling the FWC's approach to general protections applications, a full Federal Court has ruled that a Commission bench "misconstrued" limitations on the tribunal's powers to first establish whether workers have been dismissed before considering such matters.

Corporates tending to disclose poor conduct: Jenkins

Major corporates are slowly shifting from keeping cases of harassment and inappropriate conduct confidential to an understanding that disclosure helps protect their brands, according to Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins.


McDonald's operator threatened workers on Facebook: Court

In a decision highlighting the perils of using Facebook as a managerial tool, the Federal Court has found a major McDonald's operator posted threatening, coercive messages that misrepresented workers' rights to water, toilet breaks and sick leave.

Qantas sued by "bullied" manager who lost first class travel perk

A Qantas relationship manager who claims superiors bullied her by removing first class travel perks and subjecting her to consecutive investigations is suing the airline for taking alleged discriminatory adverse action after she was diagnosed with depression.

Application proceeds despite lawyers' email mix-up

Avoiding a need to consider an extension of time, the FWC has decided to waive the requirement for a former John Holland Group employee to strictly comply with lodgement rules after his lawyers sent his application to the wrong email address.