A cancer researcher and senior lecturer is suing a university for nearly $750,000 plus maximum penalties, alleging it performance-managed and sacked her because she took leave due to injuries and accused it of failing to accommodate her disability.
A judge has highlighted an HR manager's "opaque" attempts at explanation in deciding to fine mining giant Glencore for failing to pay a retrenched employee his full entitlement for untaken long service leave.
An economist has become embroiled in a second workplace dispute after dismissing a real estate office manager in circumstances found to be neither a genuine redundancy nor justified by alleged misconduct.
Former FSU Victoria and Tasmania local executive secretary David Scanlon is suing the union and seven members of its local executive for ousting him in February, after he refused to send a nominated delegation to an ALP state conference.
The FWC has ordered an accounting firm to compensate a bookkeeper sacked in a "hopelessly cavalier" fashion via email while pregnant and holidaying overseas, rejecting the employer's claim it was a genuine redundancy.
A professional football club's chief operating officer is seeking $200,000 in damages after claiming that the employer unlawfully re-allocated some of his duties because of the time he devoted to his ill wife.
The A-League's newest club is being sued by its former team manager, who claims persistent bullying by the head coach - including being directed to wash the other man's dirty laundry - contributed to a mental illness.
James Cook University has told a full Federal Court that academics must abide by its code of conduct when exercising intellectual freedoms, as it challenges a finding it unlawfully sacked a professor for criticising prominent climate research.