Law firm Maurice Blackburn says that after a court judgment today almost 10,000 workers with intellectual disabilities are set to receive more than $100 million in compensation for the Federal Government's alleged indirect disability discrimination when it required that their pay be fixed using its wage assessment tool.
A court has ordered ANZ, its former chief executive Philip Chronican and two other bank executives, including its chief HR officer, to pay the costs of part of a case brought by an employee who alleged they failed to make reasonable adjustments during her pregnancy.
Employers of the one in five Australians who have disabilities could face increasing demands to bring "assistance animals" such as dogs and miniature horses into the workplace, a workshop heard recently.
An employee who lodged a general protections claim only minutes after making a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission has had her claim knocked back by the FWC because of provisions banning "double dipping".
A manager who failed to comply with a tribunal's $180,000 costs order must pay security of $25,000 before the Federal Circuit Court can hear her disability discrimination claim against her former "employer of choice".
A tribunal has awarded more than $13,000 in damages to a customer service officer an employer discriminated against when it failed to make reasonable adjustments and then sacked her because of her inability to return to pre-injury duties.
The FWC has given seven employers extra time to shift from a contentious payment tool for calculating the wages of workers with disabilities, while conciliation continues for unions, employers and disability groups trying to reach agreement on a new system.
An employer's decision not to make permanent a driver with Asperger's even though he passed a comprehensive physical and functional assessment was "unfair and irrational" but did not breach anti-discrimination laws, a tribunal has ruled.