Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered an investigation into whether any of his staff engaged in "backgrounding" against alleged rape victim and former government staffer Brittany Higgins or her "loved ones".
A mining company must reinstate a summarily sacked coal mine worker and reimburse six months' lost income after its hasty and "inadequate" HR disciplinary process "effectively turned a very strong case with a valid reason to one with little or no procedural fairness".
A new legal front has opened up in the CFMMEU's civil war, with the mining and energy division objecting to proposed changes to rules covering the union's national leadership structures and administration.
Paid pandemic leave for aged care workers looks set to end this month after a five-member FWC bench concluded that the "emergency circumstances" that impelled it to make award changes in the first place no longer exist.
A laundromat owner-manager who demanded s-x in return for a job and continually subjected a casual worker to unwanted touching has been ordered to pay her $50,000, including $5000 in aggravated damages, and cover her legal costs.
The Morrison Government remains committed to advancing the changes to the Fair Work Act it abruptly dropped last Thursday, the Attorney-General's Department's head told a Senate Estimates hearing today.
The FWC will include a "call to action" in letters to employers hit with unfair dismissal claims in a bid to improve response times, after last year subjecting respondents to a randomised control trial that garnered strong results for the approach.
The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a student visa holder who punched a co-worker in the face after accusing him of saying "a lot of bad things" about a colleague she claimed was regularly being sexually assaulted by local Japanese gangsters.