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Excessive hours left BT manager no option but to jump: FWC

The FWC has found Westpac subsidiary BT unfairly dismissed a business development manager by giving him "no effective or real option but to resign" when it failed to deal with his excessive working hours or investigate his complaints against a former mentee.

Employee demoted after s-xual harassment complaint

An employer victimised a supervisor by forcing her to take leave and change roles after she complained that a male colleague s-xually-harassed her when he stared at her breasts, a tribunal has found.


Court rules against backpacker tax

The Federal Court has ruled the Coalition's so-called "backpacker tax" on a British citizen amounted to a "disguised form of discrimination" based on nationality.

Court substantially rejects riding crop harassment case

The Federal Court has largely rejected a former CSIRO scientist's claim for more than $300,000 in compensation for alleged sexual harassment, discrimination and adverse action, instead awarding her $1000 over a senior manager's failure to comply with grievance procedures.


Not all underpaid visa holders "vulnerable": Judge

A judge has ordered more than $200,000 in compensation and penalties against two underpaying former company directors at the same time as roundly rejecting FWO attempts to characterise the dental technician involved as a "vulnerable" visa-holder.

Labor flags support for portable entitlements schemes

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has invoked the Hawke-Keating legacy in pledging to work with business while addressing insecure work by extending "new forms of protections" to workers in the gig economy.

Employers push back on wage theft criminalisation

Australia's two largest employer groups have rejected the Morrison Government's in-principle commitment to introduce criminal offences for the worst cases of underpayment.