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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.


FWC makes first anti-harassment ruling

In what is believed to be the FWC's first decision in its new anti-sexual-harassment jurisdiction, a worker has failed to obtain an order against two "bad men" in a neighbouring business.

WA IR changes pass Parliament

WA IR Minister Stephen Dawson says he is urgently seeking Federal IR Minister Michaelia Cash's agreement to having the McGowan Government regulate all WA local government workers, following yesterday's passage of legislation overhauling the State IR system.

First anti-harass order case in FWC; & more

First FWC anti-sexual-harassment case; Sub-3% wages until 2023-24, says MYEFO; and Five more awards might have unpaid pandemic leave extended.

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.

NAB's "overworked" managers to sue

The FSU says it will sue the National Australia Bank after a survey of more than 1000 middle managers revealed widespread excessive unpaid work and "unbearable levels of stress and anxiety", but the bank says there is no such expectation of extra hours.

"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.

Manager's "gumby" slur helps seal costs award

The FWC has ordered costs against a worker held to have called a colleague "Gumby", "Dumbo" and "Homer" while on a "connived power trip", finding he could have achieved his bid to clear his name by accepting a generous settlement offer.