Rio Tinto artificially limited contractual terms when it denied two FIFO mineworkers their entitlement to an extra allowance for nights spent away from their work base, the WA Industrial Relations Commission has found.
NSW Labor has laid out its plan to beef up the State's OHS, anti-discrimination and anti-bullying jurisdiction, including by reviving the industrial court and extending access to private sector employees, if it wins Saturday's election.
A parking ranger has failed to establish that he was unfairly sacked after an Uber driver complained about his treatment of a passenger, with the ranger's colleagues lining up to allege he had a history of antagonistic behaviour.
A decorated Legal Aid solicitor has failed to convince the NSW IRC that his dismissal over a domestic violence incident was harsh or unjust because there wasn't enough connection between his crime and his job.
A tribunal has rejected a former public servant's argument that lingering work-related "mental health problems" treated by his doctor helped explain why he lodged an unfair dismissal claim a year late.
A state IR commissioner has recused himself from hearing a high-profile adverse action case after admitting he shouldn't have perused material from the state's anti-corruption body that contradicted other evidence, before he considered admitting it.
The ripples from a recent decision upsetting the authority on outer limits contract workers pursuing unfair dismissal claims have reached another jurisdiction, with the WA IR Commission ordering the reinstatement of a septuagenarian school traffic warden who had been "taken advantage" of by the employer.