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DHL stops delegates passing company "secrets" to UWU

In a novel use of the Corporations Act in an IR setting, logistics company DHL has secured an urgent interlocutory injunction to stop the UWU procuring alleged confidential information from about 60 shop stewards that might have given it a significant advantage in enterprise negotiations underway across the company's sites.

Ridd asserts his "overriding right" to criticise employer

An academic challenging his sacking for breaching his university's code of conduct when he denounced its climate change research will tell the High Court intellectual freedom provisions give him an overriding right to criticise his employer.

Uber faces burgeoning class action

The landmark class action seeking compensation from Uber has swollen to cover almost 8000 taxi drivers, operators and licence owners as claimants across four states.

Grounded Kangaroo opposing public release of court papers

The Federal Court will rule tomorrow on a Qantas bid to block access to documents lodged by a former employee who claims she has been subjected to s-xual and disability discrimination and s-xual harassment.


Australia Post made "extraordinary" gardening leave decision: Court

Australia Post is facing a damages bill for breaching the contract of a national worker's compensation manager who accused it of caving in to union demands to remove him, after failing to establish that it offered him an equivalent position after a period of gardening leave.


Court orders $2.7m payout to sacked chief executive

An employer must pay $2.7 million in damages and interest to a former chief executive it sacked for alleged insider trading, after a court found claims that he offloaded company shares to take advantage of sensitive information before it became public "did not make sense".

University seeks damages from "whistleblower" academic

Murdoch University is seeking compensation for a dip in international student enrolments and damage to its reputation in a cross-claim against an academic who is accusing it of retaliatory adverse action over alleged public interest disclosures to the media.