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Court fines CFMEU for sacking "Trot"

The Federal Court has fined the CFMEU's mining and energy division $45,000 for taking adverse action against a former Pilbara organiser after the AWU complained that he was a "Trot" who was "bagging" the union.

Bullying claim outside jurisdiction: FWC

A volunteer placed in an overseas posting by an Australian organisation has had his bullying application rejected on jurisdictional grounds, with the Fair Work Commission also finding his manager's actions were reasonable.

NSW Labor vows to fill bullying "gap"

NSW Labor will introduce new anti-bullying laws to complement, and possibly enhance, the federal scheme, if it wins Saturday's state election.

Tribunal finds morning sickness a disability

A tribunal has found an employee's severe morning sickness is a "disability" but has rejected the bulk of her discrimination claims, including that her employer failed to make reasonable changes to her hours and conditions.

FWC outlines key cases in anti-bullying regime

The head of the Fair Work Commission's anti-bullying panel has highlighted the key cases in the new jurisdiction's first year, and revealed that many employers are failing to follow their own internal procedures when dealing with bullying complaints.

Court rejects "fanciful" sexual harassment claim

The Federal Court has thrown out a Monash University academic's sex discrimination claim, based on more than 50 alleged incidents over five years of employment, finding that she subjectively reconstructed "innocent events" after failing to fulfil her professional ambitions.