An FWC full bench has refused RAFFWU leave to appeal a finding that petitions showing almost 100% of 2000 participating Coles workers want to bargain are not enough to make a majority support determination.
An Uber driver accused of deliberately driving into a customer has won extra time to file an unfair dismissal claim after the FWC accepted suicidal ideation and mental incapacity following his shunting from the platform amounted to exceptional circumstances.
A FWC presidential member has questioned the hoops the tribunal jumps through in deciding whether to grant legal representation, suggesting it is in "danger" of attaching too much importance to a matter's complexity.
The Federal Court has ended parliamentary staffer James Ashby's bid for a $4.5 million "act of grace" payment arising from his sexual harassment case against former Speaker Peter Slipper, ruling that the Government's rejection of his application did not constitute adverse action.
A small business that sacked a worker and sent him home less than two hours before he served the 12-month minimum employment period to qualify for unfair dismissal protection has successfully fended off his FWC claim.
In another test of public-private ventures, prison officers at the country's largest and newest correctional centre are considering striking after overwhelmingly rejecting what the CPSU called a "lowball" deal put forward by operator Serco Australia.
Inghams unfairly sacked an Ethiopian-born worker for failing to weight-check multiple boxes of turkey leg, the FWC has held, noting its failure to provide a translator while "superficially" adhering to correct procedures might explain why it did not know he was following a supervisor's instructions.