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Airline's executives, HR bullied engineer: FWC

A senior FWC member has accused the chair of budget airline Regional Express of acting as the "puppet-master" of a general manager held, along with his deputy and a HR advisor, to have bullied an engineer targeted in the company's media releases.

Ruling underlines limits of equal pay provisions: Expert

A gender equity expert is questioning whether Australia's IR laws are capable of supporting equal pay orders that extend beyond minimum rates, after the FWC rejected an equal remuneration claim for early childhood teachers but flagged a possible work value rise.

Court halts "discriminatory" Qantas pilot retirement

A Qantas international captain, in a case with some echoes of the landmark Christie case, has won an interim injunction to restrain what he claims is a discriminatory decision to dismiss him because he has turned 65 and can't meet his job's inherent requirements.



ACTU-led coalition pushes for harassment change

Unions and gender equality activists will push the Morrison Government to move quickly to introduce legal obligations for employers to prevent sexual harassment and assault at work.

Morrison Government responds to Respect@Work

The Morrison Government says it has adopted the 55 recommendations "wholly, in part, or in principle" in Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins' landmark report on sexual harassment.

Backpayments for early-starting working mother

A tribunal has ordered the ACT Government to re-credit more than 200 hours of personal leave to a worker who accused it of discriminating against her on the basis of her parenting responsibilities by refusing to let her start work before 7.30am.

Partner's "thuggish" texts didn't warrant sacking: FWC

A barrage of "thuggish" texts sent by the partner of a worker alleging harassment and bullying did not justify her dismissal, the FWC has found, describing the employer's attempt to vacuum-seal its investigation of her claims as both unreasonable and unrealistic.

"Too old" worker wins exemplary damages

A building company that must pay $3000 to a construction worker for telling him he was too old for an advertised job, because he would be likely to have a heart attack, has been hit with a further aggravated damages payout due to a "derogatory" letter from its lawyers.