The FWC on re-hearing a Chinese airline employee's unfair dismissal case has rejected claims that his supervisor persecuted him because of his homos-xuality, instead finding his blatant dishonesty to be a further valid reason for his sacking.
Representative rugby player Israel Folau will not be proceeding with his unlawful dismissal claim against Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs under the Fair Work Act, after the parties settled the matter today.
A tribunal has held that a commander discriminated against officers he described as a "close knit friendship group of homos-xual like-minded" police in a complaint of possible drug use, while clearing the NSW Police Force of any discrimination in its handling of the allegations.
The Federal Court has ordered costs against a CSIRO scientist who falsely accused colleagues of s-xual harassment and discrimination, while also fining the agency for a complaint-handling failure it sought to "trivialise".
The nurses union says a plan to let faith-based hospital and aged care providers make discriminatory employment decisions based on religion could affect quality of care, while a teachers' union warns of "unanticipated consequences".
A wine producer has been ordered to pay a 72-year-old former sales manager more than $15,000 in compensation after an FWC finding that an external "dispute resolution" consultant contributed to a flawed dismissal process.
In a decision pointing out the multiple failures of an upmarket Adelaide supermarket to properly handle a juice bar worker's complaint that "the chef just touched my arse", a tribunal has ordered the company and her former colleague to jointly pay her $30,000 in damages.
The gap between male and female full-time earnings has narrowed slightly over the past year, but there has been a substantial rise in adoption of domestic violence policies and leave by employers, according to the WGEA.