The CFMMEU's manufacturing division is seeking damages for the alleged negligence of a former organiser who is suing it at the same time as he is planning to challenge divisional Victorian secretary Michael O'Connor in delayed union elections.
A Chevron supply chain manager sacked after the discovery of explicit images on his mobile phone has denied any knowledge of them and accused it of retaliatory adverse action prompted by his workplace complaints.
A former chief executive's admission that it was "madness" not to have told investors he did not have outright ownership of the app at the heart of the business has put paid to his attempt to sue over alleged adverse action and oppression.
The NTEU is seeking to strengthen academic freedom clauses to protect university staff from "cancel culture" after a court found no legally enforceable right in measures relied on by sacked Sydney University lecturer Tim Anderson.
A full Federal Court majority has found a judge did not deny a building contractor procedural fairness by failing to put it on notice before declaring it breached non-pleaded coercion provisions, during a meeting with undertones of The Godfather.
A company forced to reinstate a senior executive sacked more than three years ago after a stoush with a HR manager has successfully appealed, with the Federal Court to redetermine his adverse action case if not resolved at mediation.
A court has today praised RAFFWU for its service of the national interest in pursuing a McDonald's franchisee and securing $82,000 in fines against if for sinister, cruel, coercive threats via Facebook posts to deny its predominantly young workforce drink and toilet breaks required under the fast food chain's agreement.
In a significant judgment closely examining the limits of "industrial activity", a full Federal Court led by Chief Justice James Allsop has overturned penalties imposed on two CFMMEU officials for leading a walk-out from a building site that had no separate toilet for a female worker.