The FWC will include a "call to action" in letters to employers hit with unfair dismissal claims in a bid to improve response times, after last year subjecting respondents to a randomised control trial that garnered strong results for the approach.
The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a student visa holder who punched a co-worker in the face after accusing him of saying "a lot of bad things" about a colleague she claimed was regularly being sexually assaulted by local Japanese gangsters.
A non-profit sporting club has been ordered to pay $9750 compensation to a fitness instructor sacked while on JobKeeper after declining shifts because of the suspension of the club's child-minding facilities due to COVID-19.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is seeking more advice on the status of IR Minister and Attorney-General, Christian Porter, as his government comes under further pressure to act on alleged sexism and harassment in Parliament House.
A Canadian academic who claims she was ambushed and threatened with losing her position after making bullying complaints is accusing Curtin University of retaliating by undertaking an unnecessary restructure and a sham redundancy.
The FWC has granted a university's application to admit new evidence about a senior lecturer's "inappropriate" interaction with a former student as it defends his sacking last year for alleged misconduct.
A 64-year-old BlueScope worker sacked for mishandling a 13-tonne coil has failed to win his job back, after a full Federal Court majority found a FWC bench did not go beyond its powers to halt his reinstatement.
The FWC will allow an employer organisation to use external lawyers, despite accepting that it has sufficient in-house expertise, as it defends a self-represented former employee's unfair dismissal claim.
A FWC member has resisted criticising labour hire company Workpac for mishandling the redundancies of five mine workers due to "extraordinary" COVID-19 circumstances but expressed disbelief at resource giant South32's ignorance of its supplier's statutory obligations.