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Targets crushed me, claims Macquarie Bank advisor

A Macquarie Bank wealth advisor is accusing the company of making him redundant because of a deteriorating health condition it allegedly exacerbated by pressuring him to meet ever-increasing revenue targets.

My sacking not lawful: Guthrie

Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has told a Senate inquiry that she had "no option" but to lodge an adverse action case with the FWC after the broadcaster's board failed to respond to her claims of editorial interference by the chair before sacking her.

Bullying director penalised $27,500 for sacking, underpayments

The ailing 86-year-old director of a newspaper publishing company has been ordered to pay $27,500 to a journalist he sacked seven years ago, a day after he refused to withdraw a complaint to the Fair Work Ombudsman over underpayments.

Workers still confused about general protections claims: FWC

A senior FWC member has highlighted continuing difficulties faced by unrepresented applicants in distinguishing between the unfair dismissal and general protections jurisdictions, allowing a casual worker's claim to proceed despite him filing it a week late.

Court tells BHP Coal to let on-hire worker in; FWC responds

In an important interlocutory ruling, the Federal Court has today restrained mining giant BHP Coal from stopping a reinstated labour hire mineworker returning to the job at its Bowen Basin coal mine.

Executive's poor attitude warranted sacking, says super fund

AustralianSuper has defended its dismissal of a senior investment executive who claimed he was targeted for raising conflict-of-interest concerns, countering that it was his "us versus them mentality" that led to his demise.

Compensation awarded for sacking distress "beyond usual level"

An Aboriginal corporation has been ordered to pay total compensation of $67,503 to three cultural heritage field officers sacked after failing to prove ancestral connections, including $15,000 in general damages for "emotional upset".