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Bench rejects orders sought by investigator escorted from building

The head of a government agency's investigations unit has failed to halt an investigation into her own behaviour, an FWC full bench finding the tribunal required more evidence of alleged bullying before it could issue such orders.

Worker's post-dismissal mental state warrants extension: FWC

The FWC has granted a 55-day extension for a legally blind worker to challenge his sacking over a Facebook exchange after considering its effect on his mental state and his steps to obtain the assistance of disability and law advocates.

Qantas sued by "bullied" manager who lost first class travel perk

A Qantas relationship manager who claims superiors bullied her by removing first class travel perks and subjecting her to consecutive investigations is suing the airline for taking alleged discriminatory adverse action after she was diagnosed with depression.

Court upholds young doctor's sacking for breaching boundaries

While acknowledging the potentially "considerable" impact on a probationary doctor's career, the Federal Court has on appeal rejected that her bullying complaints were the real reason for her sacking, rather than her breach of professional boundaries and directions on confidentiality.

Political bias claim sustains shaky unlawful sacking case

The FWC has over a university's jurisdictional objections allowed a professional officer's largely "incompetent" unlawful dismissal claim to proceed, inviting him to re-submit an application confined to alleged discrimination on the basis of political opinion.

FWC issues warning to performance-managed workers

In rejecting the unfair dismissal claim of a childcare worker who said she resigned because of bullying, a senior FWC member has observed it is "unfortunately easy" to respond to performance management with counter-allegations.

Mental illness should have led judge to consider litigation guardian: Bench

A teacher claiming bullying "on a shocking scale" can proceed with his adverse action case after a full Federal Court found the lower court judge who dismissed the matter over mental health concerns failed to properly consider whether to appoint a litigation guardian.


WA's IR overhaul goes before Parliament

Western Australia's McGowan Labor Government has unveiled an overhaul of the State industrial relations system, which includes increasing penalties for non-compliance to align with the federal system.

ClubsNSW denies "whistleblower's" sham contracting claim

ClubsNSW is pushing back against a compliance auditor's sham contracting and defamation claims, while also pursuing him in another court for leaking an "alarming" board document to independent MP Andrew Wilkie.