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Bench deplores HR's "wholesale failure" in treatment of transgender worker

A UK employment tribunal full bench has criticised Jaguar Land Rover's HR department for mishandling a transgender engineer's complaints about persistent workplace harassment, while it has recognised "gender fluidity" as a protected characteristic under anti-discrimination laws.

Settlement offer cruels attempt to reduce redundancy

A recruitment company that sought to slash a marketing coordinator's hours by 75% before making her redundant has failed to convince the FWC that it should reduce her payout to zero.


Omnibus IR Bill inquiry to report in March; & more

Omnibus IR Bill inquiry to report in March; New inquiry into insecure employment; Submissions due in February for APS capability inquiry; Inquiry considering axing retired judges' pensions for past misconduct; and VACC seeking name change.

One-man deal doesn't add up: FWC

The FWC has expressed scepticism in refusing to approve an agreement made with only one employee, rejecting a later claim that the company's director would also be covered.

Court backs rare Premier's challenge to tribunal ruling

A palliative care doctor given 10 minutes' notice that his three-year fixed-term contract was to be succeeded by a six-month contract immediately lost his right to have a tribunal review the new offer, Tasmania's Supreme Court has held.

Employers risk "chaos" if go alone on WFH changes: Peetz

Griffith University's Professor David Peetz has warned employers to consult their workers before implementing post-COVID-19 workplace changes or risk turning "disorder into chaos", ahead of today's repeal of NSW public health orders requiring organisations to allow employees to perform their duties from home.

Court rejects worker's $1.5m "Gay Fridays" harassment claim

The Federal Court has thrown out a former chicken processing worker's $1.5 million sexual harassment claim after weighing detailed evidence about "Gay Fridays" and the distractions needed to cope with a "horrible" job.


Pandemic drives rise in migrant worker exploitation: Report

The underpayment of migrant workers significantly worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a large Unions NSW audit revealing 88% of a sample of foreign language job ads in the state offered below award wages.