A veteran IR and HR consultant is suing the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association for age discrimination, alleging it caused him to suffer a major depressive disorder and then discriminated against him because of his mental disability.
A morbidly obese office worker sacked after her third fall at work will have another chance to challenge it, the Federal Circuit Court finding earlier discontinued applications in the FWC and the Human Rights Commission to be no barrier.
A multinational company has been ordered to pay $160,000 to a former executive sacked over concerns about his capacity to return to work, despite its HR manager's insistence it was "insulting" to suggest the employee's depression played any part in the decision.
A Macquarie Bank wealth advisor is accusing the company of making him redundant because of a deteriorating health condition it allegedly exacerbated by pressuring him to meet ever-increasing revenue targets.
Unions are continuing to embrace affirmative action measures to increase women's participation and ensure leadership reflects membership, the FWC this week approving ASU rule changes requiring a woman to hold at least one of three new leadership positions.
In a rare "assumed disability" discrimination case that has exposed legislative shortcomings, a tribunal has awarded $20,000 to a public servant forced to take sick leave over concerns about her enthusiasm for conspiracy theories.
The FWC has upheld Toyota's sacking of a supervisor for improperly exercising his power, finding his "benevolent sexism" and inappropriate behaviour towards a group of young, female fixed-term contractors created a weird, dirty and unhealthy environment.
A tribunal has thrown out a union official's claim he was discriminated against on the basis of his psychological condition and industrial activity, instead finding that his dismissal after five months off work followed an "impossible" demand for assurances he wouldn't be sacked for outstanding disciplinary matters.