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Supreme Court judge harassed his associates: Eastman SC

The Victorian Supreme Court has confirmed that an investigation by leading barrister Kate Eastman SC found that one of its former judges subjected two former associates to sexual harassment and/or sex-based discrimination.

Tribunal backs ACTU's sacking of worker for Facebook posts

The FWC has upheld, despite some procedural failings, the ACTU's dismissal of a call centre employee over Facebook posts that "cheered on" an anti-vaccine mandate campaign, applauded aggression against police, mocked domestic violence, disparaged black people and vilified transgender people.

Sacking upheld after questionable vax exemption

A worker who unsuccessfully sought to take long service leave after Bulla Dairy Foods rejected medical exemption evidence from a since-suspended doctor has failed to establish it unfairly sacked him for breaching a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

NSW looking to compensate nurses within cap

The Perrottet Government says it is looking at "some further recognition" of the work performed by NSW nurses and midwives without prompting other public sector wage claims above its 2.5% annual cap.

Call for positive duty, as parliamentary conduct bill introduced

Two high-profile advocates for survivors of sexual assault and abuse, Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame, have called for imposition of a positive duty employers to prevent s-x discrimination, s-xual harassment and victimisation, ahead of the Government late this afternoon introducing legislation to implement two recommendations of the Jenkins report into parliamentary workplaces.

Tribunal raises the bar in out-of-hours conduct ruling

The FWC has taken Westpac to task for staging a networking soirée in a sports bar with free alcohol and found it appeared to cloud the judgement of a senior manager who touched a junior colleague's buttocks, but has nevertheless upheld his "catastrophic" sacking.

Near-maximum fines for CFMMEU entry breaches

A court has today imposed fines of 90% of the maximum on the "rogue" construction union and 80% on its Queensland leader for failing to provide 24 hours notice before officials entered a construction site for bargaining discussions with workers, after the head contractor insisted they be held off-site.

Worker's job at risk for failing to report 'sexist' remark: Claim

A member of Network Ten's HR unit pressured journalist Tegan George to formally report an overheard sexist comment and warned she might get the sack if she refused, according to a Federal Court case accusing the company of failing to tackle her own complaints.