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FWC rebuffs employer bid for "bullied" worker's medical records

The FWC has refused to order a worker's general practitioner to hand over medical records as it considers her anti-bullying case, noting that even if the information is relevant, requiring it might have a "harmful impact" on her health and wellbeing.

Annual leave boost to five weeks in casino deal

The UWU has welcomed a new agreement that pays a 10% increase over three years to about 3000 Star Sydney casino workers and boosts annual leave to five weeks.

Alleged "black sheep" comment not race-based: Tribunal

A WA housing officer of Mauritian descent has had her discrimination case thrown out after a tribunal held that a colleague accused of calling her a "black sheep" would have been using the the expression in its "colloquial sense" if it was said at all.


Deadline today for casual conversion assessments

The FWO is reminding employers other than small businesses that they have until today to assess whether their casual workers are eligible to be offered permanent employment.

Court fines labour supplier, contractor for age bias

The Federal Court has today ordered a labour hire company and a contracting company to pay half of a $29,000 discrimination fine to a 70-year-old worker denied a job because of his age.

"Invasive" urine-sample demand reasonable: FWC

The FWC has upheld the dismissal of an "intransigent" sales employee who declined on "medical" grounds to comply with her employer's lawful and reasonable direction to supply a urine sample for a random drug and alcohol test.

Urgent vax deliveries justify axing industrial action: StarTrack

The StarTrack s424 bid, to be heard tomorrow, says the TWU's protected action should be terminated or suspended, because it would endanger delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, blood products and pathology samples, plus organs for transplant and other medical products.

Qantas seeks to delay ruling on outsourced jobs

The Federal Court is expected to rule this morning on a Qantas application to stay its decision on a remedy - including the possibility of reinstatement - for almost 1700 ground crew whose jobs the airline outsourced earlier this year.