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"We stab people in the front, not the back": Sacked lawyer's claim

The managing director of an ASX-listed wealth management company allegedly directed his gaze to a whistleblowing employee during a staff meeting and said that "we stab [people] in the front", not the back, according to an adverse action claim filed in the Federal Court.

FWC lands another jab for compulsory vaccinations

Employers operating in high-risk environments such as aged and child care have been given further confidence that they can force workers to immunise after the FWC today upheld the sacking of a long-serving care assistant who refused a compulsory flu shot on allergy grounds.

Invoicing no proof worker was a contractor, says FWC

A pick-a-box promoter working two-hour shifts was an employee capable of being dismissed despite being paid on the basis of "periodic" invoices that included her ABN, the FWC has held.

Bank exec claims sacking followed compliance fears

A former Westpac risk executive is suing the bank for more than $3 million in an adverse action case claiming it held her accountable for anti-hawking shortcomings and sacked her after she took her compliance concerns to the top.

"Buyer's remorse" can't undo settlements: FWC

An employee claiming he was misled into accepting a settlement while suffering PTSD has unsuccessfully sought to back out of it, the FWC holding "buyer's remorse" is no reason to undo a properly made deal.

Beef with CEO not political, says cattleman association

An employer body has hit back at a former chief executive suing over alleged political discrimination, claiming the real trigger for his sacking was his refusal to work with an incoming president.

Tribunal delivers blow to gig platform's employment model

Deliveroo says it won't accept a FWC finding that a sacked rider was an employee entitled to protection from unfair dismissal or that it reflects how riders work in practice, but the TWU says the ruling puts Australia in line with other countries that recognise gig workers' rights.

Newsflash: Deliveroo rider an employee, says tribunal

The FWC has in finding a Deliveroo rider was an employee who must be reinstated criticised the platform for a "callous and perfunctory" dismissal "most notable for its absence of compassion".

FWC presidential member "descended into the arena": Bench

An FWC full bench has quashed the decisions of a presidential member who refused to recuse himself before finding Regional Express executives bullied an engineer, holding he mistook legal principles and engaged in "entirely unjustified and inappropriate criticism".

Second-time-around sacking unfair without fresh evidence: FWC

A government agency has been ordered to reinstate a worker dismissed a year after it attributed a workplace vehicle collision to "human error", the FWC finding it had produced no further evidence to warrant the change of heart.