The Federal Court has found that the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act covers indirect discrimination complaints, rejecting Commonwealth Government arguments that it is confined to direct discrimination.
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A court has vindicated the Commonwealth Bank's sacking of a senior HR manager over conflicts of interest, but has found "serious deficiencies" in the bank's investigation process and criticised senior HR management for their part in it.
Long-serving federal IRC Commissioner Patricia Leary's appointment as President of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission has been confirmed. At the same time, she has been promoted to Deputy President of the federal Commission.
The NUW has failed in its bid to make its NSW branch pay for costs incurred in the 1998 Davids' dispute. But it has won the ability to deflect back onto the maverick branch the potentially crippling penalties still outstanding from an associated contempt finding.