The FWC has rejected bullying allegations against Essential Energy's chief executive officer, but has ordered the company to accept voluntary redundancy applications from two employees who brought the anti-bullying claim because the cost of keeping them on the books when there is no meaningful work is "irrational, absurd and ridiculous".
The FWC has rejected a marketing director's anti-bullying claim, finding her "election" to be "treated as being dismissed" in 2012 and her pursuit of an unfair dismissal claim, meant she was no longer an employee at risk of future bullying.
A veteran Qantas flight attendant who won her job back in 2014 after winning an unfair dismissal case is back in the FWC, with the airline this week failing to block the tribunal from hearing her anti-bullying application.
The chief executive and a manager of a chamber of commerce and industry who withdrew bullying and harassment complaints once they no longer had contact with the alleged perpetrators did not act vexatiously or without reasonable cause in seeking anti-bullying orders, the FWC has found.
Three DP World stevedoring employees exposed to prolonged bullying by workmates and fellow MUA members face a real risk of the conduct continuing on their return to work because a "system of authority and control" remains in place at a Melbourne container terminal "which stands apart from" the company.