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Adverse action when worker booted for refusing unsafe work: Court

A scaffolding company and its director that sacked a worker for refusing to perform unsafe work, before offering to reinstate him on a probationary period with a warning, must pay more than $25,000 in compensation and penalties for unlawful adverse action.

ABCC ups ante with bid to halt crowdfunded fine payments

The ABCC will ask a court to prohibit union officials from "crowdfunding" personal penalties in what represents a significant escalation of its on-going bid to combat contravening union conduct in the construction industry.

Ousted over safety concerns, claims casino jet pilot

A pilot engaged to fly casino VIPs in luxury private jets is accusing employer ExecuJet of standing him down for a year and sacking him, while others kept working, because he questioned the safety of international flights during the pandemic.

Bench backs $200K payout for worker "mortified" by poster

A consultancy found jointly liable with Sydney Water for sexual harassment of a female employee when they displayed a suggestive safety poster has failed in an appeal court bid to have its responsibility reduced because, it claimed, its role had been limited to design and it had no connection to her workplace.

Union targeting employer, COO over "misrepresentations"

The RTBU is prosecuting a Melbourne tram company and its chief operations officer for allegedly misrepresenting drivers' rights to unpaid meal breaks when they are running behind timetable.

McKinsey worker sacked after four weeks claims adverse action

A digital specialist is seeking reinstatement at McKinsey & Company and asserting her right to keep a $30,000 sign-on bonus in an adverse action case claiming her mental illness and legal action against a previous employer prompted it to sack her after less than a month.

Rio follows BHP with mining booze cap

Rio Tinto has joined BHP Billiton in limiting alcohol consumption at its remote mining camps in Western Australia's Pilbara region to four standard drinks a day.

Vines put forward to lead ILO; & more

Morrison Government nominates Vines to lead ILO; FWO to keep targeting big end of town's underpayments; Sustained border closure could drive up wages, says RBA.

"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.