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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.


$10,000 in damages for morning sickness discrimination

A Telstra sales consultant who has been awarded $10,000 in damages for being discriminated against while pregnant will be challenging the merits of the original ruling in the Victorian Supreme Court.


Dismissal by "mutual agreement" still a dismissal: Court

A court has found that a worker who was asked to look for alternative employment due to his heart condition was dismissed, rejecting his employer's argument that his job ended by "mutual agreement".

Diabetes sufferer wins temporary job reprieve

The Federal Court has found the balance of convenience favours reinstating a warehouse officer to his position at Peabody Energy's North Goonyella coal mine, pending the hearing of his union's claim that the company took adverse action when it dismissed him because of his Type 1 diabetes.

Tribunal criticises company for conduct "bordering on inhumane"

The Fair Work Commission has criticised a major Australian corporation for failing to give enough support to an employee who sought an internal transfer on medical grounds so that he could continue working, despite finding that his dismissal for abusing a manager was not unfair.