An ASX-listed investment company's portfolio manager who is pursuing anti-bullying orders in the FWC is now accusing it in a Federal Circuit Court case of taking adverse action by slashing his expected income by $250,000 and threatening to sack him.
A senior corruption investigator who herself became the subject of an ICAC-initiated investigation has had her stop bullying application thrown out, the FWC finding nothing unreasonable about the way her employer handled allegations of misconduct.
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.
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.
A Salvation Army recruitment agency worker accused of threatening to break colleagues' fingers if they adjusted the air conditioning has failed to convince the FWC that her stress disorder and a delayed dismissal letter justified an extension of time.
The FWC has recommended a large employer's human resources department do a better job of supporting employees returning after injury, noting a nurse's failed bullying claim demonstrates the difficulties workers face when HR is not properly involved.
A senior FWC member says the tribunal cannot issue interim anti-bullying orders merely because there is a serious question to be tried, while it has made it clear to a worker that such an order is not a tool to prevent her dismissal until her matter is determined.
The FWC has rejected allegations that a female supervisor's description of a worker as a "big threatening scary man" amounted to s-xual discrimination, finding no evidence that he was treated less favourably because he was a male.
A doctor has failed to establish in an interlocutory claim that a federal agency was motivated by "ill intent" in dealing with her critical social media posts or complaints about its handling of her mental health condition.
The FWC has taken a cautious approach in issuing an interim anti-bullying order restraining the co-owner and an employee of a retail business from belittling each other, suppressing identities amid "genuine health concerns" for both parties.