A supermarket owner who texted a veteran casual shop assistant who missed a shift to say he gave her job to someone else was waiting for a reason to sack her as he preferred workers from Asian-speaking backgrounds, the FWC has held.
The SDA has hit back at claims by RAFFWU that a Hungry Jack's deal awaiting approval in the FWC is the worst since the unregistered union's inception, rejecting contentions that it tries to "casualise part-time work" and denies workers a choice of super fund without paying enough to leave them better off.
The Fair Work Ombudsman will seek special leave from the High Court to appeal a full Federal Court ruling on whether hundreds of casual mushroom workers on non-compliant piecework agreements are entitled by default to be paid hourly rates under the horticultural award.
A tribunal has reinstated a long-serving emergency services worker sacked for using "pain stimuli" on recruits during training, after it found his largely unblemished work history outweighed his misconduct.
The FWO has signed an enforceable undertaking with the Sunglass Hut retail chain that includes a $50,000 "contrition payment" for underpayments reported in March 2017, with more than $800,000 still outstanding.
Bluescope Steel's former OHS manager is suing the company over its decision to appoint a female health and safety vice president, alleging it took discriminatory adverse action by refusing him the position because of his gender.