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Senior IR lawyer wears costs for failed appeal

The principal of a specialist IR law firm has been ordered to indemnify the costs of a failed appeal after a court found the application "ought never to have been made" if he had heeded his statutory obligation to conduct quick and inexpensive litigation.

Search limitations reduce visibility of FWC decisions: Bench

A FWC full bench has thrown out the appeal of a manager who failed to block the publication of a jurisdictional dismissal decision or have her name removed from it, to avoid identity theft or damage to her job prospects.

Tribunal throws out sacked CEO's reprisal claims

A Logan City Council chief executive who alleged she was sacked by elected members after accusing the mayor of corruption has had her adverse action and whistleblowing claims thrown out by Queensland's IRC.

Ex-CEO accuses employer body of political opinion bias

The new office manager for the Country Liberal Party's NT senator is suing the state's Cattlemen's Association for ousting him from his previous role as its chief executive, accusing it of discriminating against him because of his political opinion.

Bleak reception for suppression order attempt

A teacher has failed to suppress a recent ruling likening his unfair dismissal claim to the interminable case at the centre of Charles Dickens' acerbic Bleak House.


"Sound reasons" for imposing PIP on worker: FWC

The FWC has thrown out a general protections application brought by a Roy Hill warehouse worker who claimed the mining giant used unreasonable performance plans to break him and force his resignation after he declined a settlement offer.

Milford ruling stands, after High Court rebuff

The High Court has rejected a former Coles worker's special leave application to appeal a finding that the FWC is entitled to establish whether a worker was sacked, if their employer argues otherwise, before a general protections dismissal dispute application can proceed.

Manager sues Rinehart business after "traumatic" meeting

The high-profile chief executive of a Hancock Prospecting subsidiary has denied intimidating a former manager over a missed deadline, claiming instead that she called fellow team members "f--kers" as they clashed about approaches to finalising the business-critical report.

Inappropriate behaviour prompted former organiser's sacking: HSU

The HSU has struck back at a former organiser's age discrimination claim, saying she inappropriately made a secret recording and revealed at a divisional council meeting that she'd call "rape rape rape" if ever left alone with any manager who bullied or intimidated her.