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62-year-old "poor cultural fit" worker wins discrimination case

A company that allegedly told a 62-year old salesperson that he was too old, too deaf and was "hobbling around" with a "broken back" he would use to make a workers compensation claim has been ordered to pay $15,000 for "pain, suffering and humiliation" as part of a larger damages payout for age and disability discrimination.

Linfox refuses to follow AHRC recommendation

Transport giant Linfox has told the Human Rights Commission it will not comply with recommendations to compensate a forklift operator refused employment after he failed to disclose his criminal history.


$1000 hit for refusing service to union member

A tribunal has awarded an actor and MEAA member $1,000 compensation for discrimination by a cinema that refused to sell her a movie ticket because she belonged to the union.

$100 in damages for "bullied" ship's officer

The Federal Court has awarded a ship's officer $100 in nominal damages for her employer's breach of her employment contract, finding it could not have foreseen that its flawed investigation of allegations she was bullied by her captain would lead her to stop working in the maritime industry altogether.


Redeployment chances unfairly compromised by seniority: FWC

A scientist whose seniority weighed against her in competing for internal vacancies at one of Australia's leading cancer institutes has been awarded 5.4 weeks' pay after the FWC found insufficient efforts were made at redeployment before her position was terminated.


Union slams enforceable undertaking as "no deterrent"

The ETU has expressed outrage at an FWO enforceable undertaking requiring a company to donate $50,000 to a migrant community charity and overhaul its recruitment practices after workers from the Philippines were threatened with dismissal if they joined a union.

Employer vicariously liable for race bias

A tribunal has warned employers that they must not only have anti-discrimination policies in place but must also ensure they are "communicated effectively", after finding an Aboriginal economic development company vicariously liable for race discrimination.