Making a project manager redundant after granting his request to be transferred to a less secure position did not constitute adverse action as the new role was better for his mental health and the employer's decision was based on his competence, qualifications, tenure and a business downturn, a court has found.
A construction company - which came to the attention of the Heydon Royal Commission for paying AWU membership fees on behalf of employees, even if they were not members - has been ordered to pay $1.3 million in damages after admitting it failed to prevent a female labourer being s-xually harassed and bullied by her workmates.
The ATO's sacking of a debt collection manager with almost 30-years' service has been upheld by the FWC after it found her failure to lodge personal tax returns over four consecutive years amounted to serious misconduct that warranted dismissal.
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The chief executive and a manager of a chamber of commerce and industry who withdrew bullying and harassment complaints once they no longer had contact with the alleged perpetrators did not act vexatiously or without reasonable cause in seeking anti-bullying orders, the FWC has found.
The FWC has found even the "most basic" of HR advice would have avoided the "error laden and unfair" dismissal of a 457 visa holder employed under an exploitative arrangement in which she worked as a motel senior manager on the proviso that her partner toiled for free.
Bullying complaints by NSW public sector employees appear to be falling from an "unacceptably high" level, along with associated compensation claims, while the government is in the final stages of developing an anti-bullying "dashboard", according to a new report from the state's Public Service Commission.
The Federal Court has rejected an employee relations specialist's claim that her employer took unlawful adverse action when it sacked her for taking sick leave after she suffered a mental breakdown and made allegations of sexual harassment.
Three DP World stevedoring employees exposed to prolonged bullying by workmates and fellow MUA members face a real risk of the conduct continuing on their return to work because a "system of authority and control" remains in place at a Melbourne container terminal "which stands apart from" the company.