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Court reschedules Workpac adverse action hearing

Two years after BHP Coal failed to block reinstated Workpac labour hire mineworker Kim Star from returning to its Bowen Basin coal mine, the Federal Court will hear her substantive adverse action claim against the resources giant.


Triguboff lawyer's allegations "a fiction", claims Meriton

Meriton Property Services has hit back at its former general counsel's claim that he was unlawfully sacked after allegedly refusing managing director Harry Triguboff's direction to lie in an affidavit, claiming that the scenario was "contrived" in order to pursue damages through the court.

COVID-19's virtual hearings delay trial for employment case

A Federal Court judge has delayed a general protections case until a physical hearing can go ahead in September or October, after revealing he found himself "somewhat surprisingly torn" between the arguments for an in-person or virtual proceeding.


Changing the question can't override estoppal: Court

A judge has re-emphasised the threshold for appealing matters before the FWC to a higher jurisdiction, expressing regret that a full bench's "well-intentioned" observations might have misled a worker into challenging his award classification.

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.

Frozen shoulder and bad back real reasons for sacking: Scientist

A cancer researcher and senior lecturer is suing a university for nearly $750,000 plus maximum penalties, alleging it performance-managed and sacked her because she took leave due to injuries and accused it of failing to accommodate her disability.


Open warfare as defence contractor sued for adverse action

An engineer who sold his company on the condition he remained employed is suing the new owner for allegedly sacking him in retaliation for accusing its chief executive of damaging his health and lodging a worker's compensation claim.