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Key question over amended contract not answered: Bench

For the second time in a month a FWC full bench has turned its mind to the fundamental question of the point at which a worker has been dismissed, overturning a decision that did not properly consider a disputed contract.

Westpac sacked me because I was 67, claims manager

A Westpac manager accused of directing s-xual comments and inappropriate GIFs to female colleagues in online team meetings claims in an adverse action case that his sacking was in fact motivated by his own complaints of age discrimination, bullying and overwork.

CFMMEU outcasts awarded $380,000

Two CFMMEU construction division organisers have each been awarded almost $190,000 after a court found the union ousted them for "disloyalty" over their decision to go public with claims that its NSW branch had criminal links.


Retrial ordered in REX's "solemn promise" case

A full Federal Court has ordered the retrial of a pilots' union's claims that Regional Express threatened to take adverse action against cadets when asking for a "solemn promise" that they would stay at the airline's Wagga Wagga academy rather than cost the company an extra $100 cost per night by sleeping at a motel.

$1m damages claim over suggestive Sydney Water poster

A Sydney Water employee whose image was used in a suggestive OHS poster has been cleared to pursue more than $1 million in damages after the FWC ruled that a series of failures in her employer's response forced her to resign.

Sacked after "coastal lifestyle" warning, claims HR manager

A HR manager who claims Spotless warned him about living a "coastal lifestyle" and being unwilling to work the hours of a salaried employee after relocating to the Sunshine Coast accuses it of sacking him after just six weeks for lodging anti-bullying and workers compensation claims.

High Court refuses special leave to Tech One manager

The former Victorian manager for ASX-listed software company Technology One will now seek damages of up to $25 million in a Federal Court retrial, after the High Court rejected his special leave application to seek to reinstate a $5 million payout.


"Sham" redundancy followed anti-bullying application: Claim

An IT officer is suing the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission for allegedly subjecting him to a "sham" redundancy motivated by his failed anti-bullying application and personal clashes with a team leader.