A full Federal Court has upheld the Australian Defence Force's right to sack an outspoken army reservist over his "extreme" and "wholly unacceptable" social media comments about Islam and a transgender colleague.
The High Court has granted retailer Aldi's application for special leave to appeal a full Federal Court decision that knocked out a controversial agreement but has rejected a bid to challenge a Victorian court's decision to award a chief information officer more than $477,000 in damages.
An employer that made seven of its employees redundant without properly considering "job swaps" with others breached its statutory obligation to explore redeployment options, an FWC full bench has found.
The ABCC is seeking special leave from the High Court to seek to overturn a recent decision that stymied the watchdog's push to prohibit unions from paying fines imposed on officials for unlawful conduct.
The ABCC has failed in an attempt to convince a full Federal Court to deny CFMEU construction and general division Queensland branch secretary Michael Ravbar an entry permit because of his responsibility for the union's "culture of wilful disobedience".
The Federal Court has awarded a ship's officer $100 in nominal damages for her employer's breach of her employment contract, finding it could not have foreseen that its flawed investigation of allegations she was bullied by her captain would lead her to stop working in the maritime industry altogether.
A full Federal Court has found a Catholic employer terminated the employment of a school coordinator who had been charged over indecent assault of a minor, opening the way for him to pursue his unfair dismissal claim in the Fair Work Commission.