The Federal Circuit Court has found a newspaper publisher took adverse action when it forced a full-time journalist to sign a take-it-or-leave it statement reducing him to two days a week - with unspecified entitlements to be paid in instalments - and sacked him when he complained.
The FWC has reinstated a Toll employee who made racist comments and has recommended the company seek to reverse its "hostile working environment" by participating in the Commission's developing better workplaces program.
A postal worker who engaged in "frightening and foul mouthed outbursts", including telling co-workers he would bring a samurai sword to work to attack colleagues rather than a gun, was unlikely to succeed with his unfair dismissal claim, the FWC has found.
The FWC has reinstated a portable toilet delivery driver sacked for a safety breach, after rejecting his employer's claims that he shouldn't be returned to the job because it no longer had trust and confidence in him.
Employer can "effectively represent itself"; It's peculiar: Bench overrules refusal of name change; Employer pays for hitting snooze on investigation; Dating a no-no on employer phone, says FWC; and Hairdresser's evidence doesn't cut it.
Many IR practitioners, including tribunal members and judicial officers, seem to believe that "discrimination is not really a matter for workplace relations law" despite the fact that 80% of discrimination claims arise on the job, new research is showing.