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"Gender-critical" beliefs protected: UK employment tribunal

A UK employment tribunal will consider whether an international think tank discriminated against a visiting fellow because of her "gender critical" views, including that trans women are male, after an appeal bench found she held protected beliefs.

FWC seeks delay for anti-harassment orders

The FWC has asked the Morrison Government to delay its proposed new capacity to make anti-sexual-harassment orders to give it time to prepare for a flood of applications, in an echo of a call it made eight years ago before the introduction of the anti-bullying regime.

Judge resigns after sexual harassment finding

A Federal Circuit Court judge has resigned after an investigation substantiated allegations that he engaged in "sexualised" conduct towards two women - a court employee and a law student - while the court has revamped its judicial complaints system and engaged an eminent Harvard academic to train judicial officers and staff.

Ruling wrongly forgives CFMMEU's "failures of oversight": Dissenter

An FWC full bench majority has quashed the approval of a construction agreement containing substandard summertime working time arrangements, but the minority says the CFMMEU should have been denied the leave it sought to overcome its "avoidable error" in failing to object when the Commission initially considered the deal.


Employers seeking to play their part in national vax effort

Employer groups have welcomed talks with the Morrison Government on the part they can play in advancing the vaccine rollout once Pfizer supplies improve, including workplace vaccinations, but they are still awaiting assurances on indemnity and liability.

Indigenous workers seek unpaid wages as WA denies liability

A WA "stolen wages" class action on behalf of Indigenous workers who went unpaid as a result of wage control legislation in effect until the 1970s has hit back at the State Government's defence ahead of mediation next month.

RBA confirms wages remain stuck in slow lane; & more

RBA confirms wages remain stuck in slow lane; Cash, Ross among headline acts at ALERA conference; Cash, Parker, Bornstein feature at ALLA gig; Class divide on flexibility, say UK unions; and Cash confirms code review restart under consideration.

Integrity legislation to return with narrower scope: Watson

The Morrison Government's former key IR advisor says there is a "distinct prospect" it will reintroduce legislation similar to the failed Ensuring Integrity Bill, but with a "particular construction industry focus".

Lawyer subjected to "unfair" investigation: Appeal court

Victoria's Court of Appeal has found flaws in the process a State public sector agency used to probe an in-house lawyer's alleged harassment of a colleague, but has upheld its investigation of his alleged improper searching of customer records that led to his dismissal.