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FWC accedes to bid for bullying investigation documents

The FWC has ordered an employer to hand over a confidential report into alleged bullying complaints, board meeting minutes and communications about its investigation to two employees claiming they were bullied in the workplace.

Court orders CFA to release communications with minister

The Victorian Supreme Court has ordered the Country Fire Authority to produce communications with its minister and advice it received from the Andrews Government about its proposed new enterprise agreement.

Construction cop drops part of case against CFMEU's Parker

The FWBC has dropped a substantial part of its case against NSW CFMEU leaders it is accusing of unlawfully entering a $65 million construction project based on "unfounded immigration and superannuation concerns".

Sacking unfair for sharing pic of colleague's contract

An employer unfairly dismissed an underpaid 457 visa worker for sharing photos of a properly-remunerated colleague's employment contract, but the FWC has refused him compensation, ruling he did not suffer financially because of his successful workers' compensation claim.

Sacking for refusing upgrade not adverse action: Full court

Qube Ports did not take adverse action against an employee it sacked for refusing to work at a higher classification, because under its enterprise agreement it could make that direction, a full Federal Court has found.


Court makes important ruling on "reasonable notice"

A court has made it clear that employers can be obliged to provide reasonable notice beyond requirements in the NES, in an adverse action case triggered by a general manager's sacking for comments about a major client's pregnant wife that "when you have a baby your wife is ripped from asshole to c--t and it never looks the same again".


Employer breached duty of care to overworked manager: Court

An employer that required a manager to work up to 70 hours a week and be on call 24-hours-a-day when it cut its workforce and outsourced maintenance breached its duty of care to prevent him from developing a psychiatric injury, Victoria's Supreme Court has found.

Vale, Alan Goldberg QC

Alan Goldberg, the barrister seen as the mastermind behind the landmark Dollar Sweets case, has died, aged 75.