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.
In a rare "assumed disability" discrimination case that has exposed legislative shortcomings, a tribunal has awarded $20,000 to a public servant forced to take sick leave over concerns about her enthusiasm for conspiracy theories.
Former NUW NSW branch secretary Derrick Belan has been sentenced to four years' jail on 60 charges that involved more than $650,000 of union funds, including personal spending on a tattoo, Botox treatments, holidays and a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
A prison officer effectively sacked twice after pleading guilty to assaulting three inmates has again won his job back, an appeal court finding that the IR commissioner who originally reinstated him had correctly focused on what is fair and just, rather than "the reputation of the government".