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FWC's anti-bullying order to buttress "ineffectual" court order

The FWC has issued an interim anti-bullying order restraining the co-owner of a tyre business and his employee nephew from communicating with or being within 10 metres of each other, noting that a separate court order for the nephew not to commit "family violence" against his uncle had done little to improve a combative workplace atmosphere.

HR bosses engage lawyers in academic bullying case

A university and its HR department embroiled in accusations of bullying between law school academics have been granted the right to engage lawyers to defend the claims.

Change in employment status ends bullying case

The FWC has dismissed an anti-bullying claim brought by the chair of an Aboriginal land council because his recent failure to win re-election meant he was no longer a worker.


Tardy warning letter not bullying, says FWC

The FWC has rejected a casual employee's bid for anti-bullying orders, despite finding that her employer had acted unreasonably by issuing a written warning 11 months after initiating the first of two contradictory investigations into alleged misconduct.

$600,000 payout for anxious worker who suffered breakdown

A court has awarded more than $600,000 in damages to a state government employee with known mental health issues who suffered a "breakdown" after managers failed to properly consider her condition when they addressed a mounting conflict with a supervisor.

S-xually harassing conduct "well over the line": Tribunal

A decorated senior special constable engaged in extremely serious misconduct in the workplace when he boasted about his s-xual conquests, performed lewd acts with bananas, pretended to "dry hump" a colleague and referred to his p-nis piercings, a tribunal has found.


FWC upholds DP World's sacking of bullying "big fish"

The FWC has upheld DP World's sacking of a stevedore and self-proclaimed "big fish" in the MUA for bullying two colleagues who stepped outside a worker-maintained "system of control and internal discipline" by taking a complaint to HR.

$100 in damages for "bullied" ship's officer

The Federal Court has awarded a ship's officer $100 in nominal damages for her employer's breach of her employment contract, finding it could not have foreseen that its flawed investigation of allegations she was bullied by her captain would lead her to stop working in the maritime industry altogether.