Morning sickness justifies extending time; Legal representation granted in drug test dismissal case; Constructive dismissal by phone justified after vehicle log book failure; Refusal to accept a large settlement not unreasonable, says FWC; and "Informal chat" insufficient consultation for horse trainer redundancy.
A confectionery company discriminated against an employee when it failed to consider, or give him an opportunity to propose, adjustments that might have enabled him to continue working, a tribunal has found.
A NSW government agency must pay a former employee more than $180,000 plus interest for economic loss, pain, suffering and general damages for its discriminatory treatment of her and its failure to make reasonable adjustments after her diagnosis with Crohn's Disease.
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.
The Federal Court has fined the CFMEU's mining and energy division $45,000 for taking adverse action against a former Pilbara organiser after the AWU complained that he was a "Trot" who was "bagging" the union.
In a watershed anti-discrimination ruling, a full Federal Court has found community standards now demand higher compensation for non-economic loss in s--ual harassment cases, and has increased a former Oracle manager's overall damages award from less than $20,000 to $130,000.
In its first substantive order under the new bullying jurisdiction, the Fair Work Commission has directed an employee not to have any unaccompanied contact with a co-worker or make comments about their clothes or appearance.