The FWC has found an Aboriginal corporation took unlawful adverse action by sacking three cultural heritage field officers for failing to prove ancestral connections, noting it was a by-product of the misery inflicted on victims of the stolen generation.
A court has fined the CFMEU and two organisers almost $100,000, after finding the union engaged in unlawful coercion and adverse action when it organised a blockade at the $1.6 billion Port of Melbourne expansion project because an employer refused to bargain.
A full Federal Court has dismissed regional airline Rex's attempts to challenge a pilots' union's standing to pursue an adverse action claim for non-members, concluding it is entitled to represent the industrial interests of eligible non-members.
A court has made it clear that employers can be obliged to provide reasonable notice beyond requirements in the NES, in an adverse action case triggered by a general manager's sacking for comments about a major client's pregnant wife that "when you have a baby your wife is ripped from asshole to c--t and it never looks the same again".
A bill introduced to Queensland's Parliament by IR Minister Grace Grace yesterday ushers in a new regime for workplace discrimination, and for the first time, provides protections against adverse action and bullying.
A project delivery and maintenance contractor took adverse action against a former union official when it refused to employ him at a major project site because of his background as a unionist and concerns over his former "adversarial" views on the project, the Federal Court has found.
The Federal Court has cast doubt on whether there is a basis for ordering a company to pay penalties or compensation for adverse action against a worker, because it never acted on a recommendation to dismiss him for making a harassment claim that allegedly had shaky foundations.