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$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.

Workplace bullying soars to new levels: report

Almost one-in-10 Australian workers now experience bullying, according to a report released this week, with those employed in the utilities and government administration and defence industries suffering among the highest levels of harassment.

Umpire volunteered for non-trading corporation: FWC

The FWC has rejected an anti-bullying application by a rowing umpire after finding the association she volunteered for was not a trading corporation, despite some of its activities bearing the "necessary hallmarks of trading".

No orders for worker who "perceived" bullying

The FWC has rejected a bid for anti-bullying orders, finding a sales consultant perceived she had been bullied due to the workplace's sales culture and a "significant degree of hype and competition" among her colleagues.



FWC recommends employer adopt workplace culture improvement plan

The FWC has made broad recommendations for "corrective action" at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority after it dismissed an employee's bid for an anti-bullying order but observed that interpersonal dysfunction within his team could have the "severest consequences".

FWC accedes to bid for bullying investigation documents

The FWC has ordered an employer to hand over a confidential report into alleged bullying complaints, board meeting minutes and communications about its investigation to two employees claiming they were bullied in the workplace.

University defeats bullying-related privacy complaint

A university has fended off a privacy claim after a tribunal found it wasn't responsible for the actions of two academics who sent emails that disclosed a complainant's health information as part of a response to an FWC bullying claim.

Valid to sack worker for "bullying" Facebook post: FWC

A worker who made derogatory comments about a supervisor on social media has won $28,000 compensation because he was never told his dismissal was partly based on a confidential report claiming his behaviour had a negative effect on his colleagues.