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Redeployment chances unfairly compromised by seniority: FWC

A scientist whose seniority weighed against her in competing for internal vacancies at one of Australia's leading cancer institutes has been awarded 5.4 weeks' pay after the FWC found insufficient efforts were made at redeployment before her position was terminated.

Sacked employee's claim rejected for "double dipping"

An employee who lodged a general protections claim only minutes after making a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission has had her claim knocked back by the FWC because of provisions banning "double dipping".


"Litigious and adversarial" academic faces $1m costs bill

A university academic, who sought to reinstate an appeal against the Federal Court's rejection of her sex discrimination claim, now faces a total costs bill of almost $1 million due to her "litigious and adversarial approach" to proceedings.

Intern policy biased against overseas-trained medico: Tribunal

The ACT Government must pay an overseas-trained doctor $40,000 compensation and consider him "on his merits" for an internship in one of its hospitals after a court found it racially discriminated against him by favouring ANU graduates.


FFA didn't discriminate against international soccer star: Tribunal

A tribunal has criticised Football Federation Australia's refusal of financial assistance to a Matildas soccer player to care for her 11-month-old during a US tour, describing it as "mean spirited" and "inflexible", but found it had acted lawfully because the legislation "does not provide a remedy for all forms of discrimination".

Mother, daughters fail to prove discrimination due to family ties

A mother and her two daughters have failed to establish that their employer unlawfully discriminated against them on the basis of family status when it transferred them from its retail outlets to a warehouse during its dispute with their father, the company's operations manager.


Employer vicariously liable for race bias

A tribunal has warned employers that they must not only have anti-discrimination policies in place but must also ensure they are "communicated effectively", after finding an Aboriginal economic development company vicariously liable for race discrimination.