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"Superficial" process undermined sacking: FWC

Inghams unfairly sacked an Ethiopian-born worker for failing to weight-check multiple boxes of turkey leg, the FWC has held, noting its failure to provide a translator while "superficially" adhering to correct procedures might explain why it did not know he was following a supervisor's instructions.

Manager seeking $200K was in cahoots with rival: Ex-employer

A former United Petroleum business sales manager who claims she was sacked for filing a workers' compensation claim and complaining of bullying was in fact ousted for trying to poach its clients and set up a rival business, the fuel retailer alleges.

ABCC ups ante with bid to halt crowdfunded fine payments

The ABCC will ask a court to prohibit union officials from "crowdfunding" personal penalties in what represents a significant escalation of its on-going bid to combat contravening union conduct in the construction industry.

Ousted over safety concerns, claims casino jet pilot

A pilot engaged to fly casino VIPs in luxury private jets is accusing employer ExecuJet of standing him down for a year and sacking him, while others kept working, because he questioned the safety of international flights during the pandemic.

Bring back IR flexibilities ASAP, urge employers

Employers faced with widening lockdowns and restrictions have called on the Morrison Government to reintroduce temporary IR flexibilities including directed stand-downs and reduced hours once Parliament resumes next month.

Bench endorses employer's "commendable" sacking process

A FWC full bench has upheld a finding that a Toll health and safety representative was not entitled to be paid for attending the disciplinary meetings of another HSR, or grabbing a coffee after, and was after a "commendable" process rightfully sacked for falsifying his timesheets.

Sacking claim proceeds after HR manager "strung out" review

A defence contractor's people and culture manager "strung out" a worker who sought a review of his redundancy before finally confirming the employer's view was unchanged half an hour after the deadline for filing an unfair dismissal claim, the FWC has found.

Bench backs $200K payout for worker "mortified" by poster

A consultancy found jointly liable with Sydney Water for sexual harassment of a female employee when they displayed a suggestive safety poster has failed in an appeal court bid to have its responsibility reduced because, it claimed, its role had been limited to design and it had no connection to her workplace.

Union targeting employer, COO over "misrepresentations"

The RTBU is prosecuting a Melbourne tram company and its chief operations officer for allegedly misrepresenting drivers' rights to unpaid meal breaks when they are running behind timetable.

Tighter labour market not generating wider pay pressures: RBA

The RBA's board has rejected suggestions that recent wage pressures flowing from the unexpectedly rapid economic recovery, sub-5% unemployment and closed borders is leading to more generalised pay rises in the short term, while the bank's intelligence-gathering indicates employers are not planning catch-up increases for workers subjected to wage freezes.