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$1m damages claim over suggestive Sydney Water poster

A Sydney Water employee whose image was used in a suggestive OHS poster has been cleared to pursue more than $1 million in damages after the FWC ruled that a series of failures in her employer's response forced her to resign.

Submissions due in February for maternity leave review

The newly-announced review of the 1973 Maternity Leave Act provides an opportunity for the Federal Government to resume its role as a pacesetter, according to Sydney University's Professor Marian Baird.

Novavax-awaiting paramedic fails to win anti-sacking order

A paramedic who claims an Ambulance Victoria IR strategist refused to permit her to take long service leave while she waits for the non-MRNA Novavax has failed to obtain interim orders stopping it from dismissing her while she participates in a group challenge to its vaccine mandate.

High Court refuses special leave to Tech One manager

The former Victorian manager for ASX-listed software company Technology One will now seek damages of up to $25 million in a Federal Court retrial, after the High Court rejected his special leave application to seek to reinstate a $5 million payout.


Consultation critical for vax-mandating employers after key ruling

The key lesson from last week's Mt Arthur ruling by a five-member FWC full bench is that employers that impose vaccination mandates not required by public health orders must comply with consultation obligations, according to the coal mining union's legal director.

Appeal court backs state vax mandate powers

The NSW Court of Appeal has today thrown out two challenges to inoculation mandates for certain categories of workers under COVID-19 public health orders.

Paid pandemic leave for double-vaxxed only: Australia Post

Australia Post will adhere to a new policy limiting paid pandemic leave to employees double-vaccinated against COVID-19, rejecting union arguments that this amounts to mandatory workplace inoculation.

FWC vexed by wharfies sacked after vax mandate

Stevedore DP World Australia's national workplace vaccination mandate has sparked 30 unfair dismissal applications across four states, throwing up legal complications for the FWC.

Tribunal rejects suspended lawyer's bid for barrister's FB posts

A solicitor suspended for his "unprofessional" opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations has failed to convince a tribunal that Facebook should be forced to produce posts from the 'Lawyer Mums Australia' page administered by one of his chief critics.