In throwing out a constructive dismissal claim, the FWC has rejected a former Westpac employee's allegation that a "complicit" bank executive undermined the legitimacy of an investigation that exposed "kickbacks" she received for referring customers to an external broker.
A worker who describes herself as a "late starter" is seeking either reinstatement or almost $1 million, claiming the Defence Department dismissed her for numerous prohibited reasons including her age and complaints about being denied flexible working hours.
The High Court has today granted a CFMMEU bid for special leave to appeal a full Federal Court ruling that a building worker engaged by labour hire company Personnel Contracting was an independent contractor.
The High Court has today granted special leave for an employer to challenge a court finding that two truck drivers who worked exclusively for a multinational for almost 40 years had an entitlement to unpaid leave and superannuation entitlements.
Dairy cooperative Norco claims it sacked an HR advisor because she told colleagues its board was considering dismissing its new chief executive and warned them they were on his "hit list", rather than in retaliation for her role in probing complaints against him.
In a significant decision on calculating compensation for unfairly dismissed workers, an FWC bench has concluded that a presidential member failed to properly account for JobSeeker payments or fully articulate the reasoning behind her final figure.
McDonald's, the sole corporation to make a submission to the Omnibus Bill inquiry, is calling for substantial amendments to casual conversion provisions and the BOOT, indicating the legislation's changes to the latter are insufficient to renew its interest in enterprise bargaining.
The Federal Court has ordered costs against a lawyer denied leave to pursue a s-x discrimination claim, finding she did not establish a reasonably arguable case that a law firm used bullying allegations to oust her as a partner because she was a "strong female leader".