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Bank, chief HR manager & former CEO to pay pregnant worker's costs

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.

Assistance animals to be more prevalent at work

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.

Sacked employee's claim rejected for "double dipping"

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".






Full bench confirms defence personnel not "employees"

A full bench of the Federal Court has confirmed the common law definition of "employee" as it applies to defence personnel after an enlisted serviceperson unsuccessfully argued the Commonwealth had discriminated against him when it took adverse action and sacked him for being HIV positive.