Gagged former Seven West Media executive assistant Amber Harrison today raised the stakes significantly in the wake of her affair with CEO Tim Worner when high-profile barrister Julian Burnside QC appeared on her behalf to argue that a cross claim alleging the network failed to provide her with a safe working environment should be heard in the Federal Court.
A cleaner who was tricked into believing that he was cleaning up after a "s-x romp" in a school staff room and then developed psychological problems as a result of his "deep humiliation" has been awarded more than $150,000 in compensation.
A decorated senior special constable engaged in extremely serious misconduct in the workplace when he boasted about his s-xual conquests, performed lewd acts with bananas, pretended to "dry hump" a colleague and referred to his p-nis piercings, a tribunal has found.
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.
Despite opposition from an employer, a tribunal has agreed to suppress the identity of a man who claims he is being sexually harassed, discriminated against and victimised in his male-dominated workplace because of his imputed homosexuality.
The FWC has rejected an anti-bullying application by a rowing umpire after finding the association she volunteered for was not a trading corporation, despite some of its activities bearing the "necessary hallmarks of trading".