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Jenkins differs from AFP on duty to report; & more

Jenkins differs from AFP on duty to report assaults; Victoria to consult on new harassment reporting duty; Grattan calls for inquiry into care industry pay; and Blowout in gender pay gap over 15 years, says ACTU.

Employsure preying on "unsuspecting clients": Advisor

A former Employsure client experience specialist who claims his colleagues bullied him over his criminal past is accusing the employment advisor of "unscrupulous" and misleading sales tactics in an adverse action case seeking compensation for reputational and financial loss.


Lyme disease claim no basis to reject masks, says ABC

The ABC says it is refusing to roster a make-up artist who claims she cannot wear a mask due to Lyme disease, because her insistence on instead donning a face shield puts presenters at risk and it does not accept her actions are the manifestation of a disability.

Redundancy about rating, not union links: Opera Australia

A veteran musician accusing Opera Australia of using the pandemic as an excuse to weed out union activists was selected for redundancy after a panel of "experienced employees" ranked him below its orchestra's two other oboe players, according to the company's Federal Circuit Court response.

Deloitte concedes expectation of retirement at 62

Deloitte in defending an auditor's age discrimination case admits telling him it expects partners to retire once they turn 62 but claims he has suffered no loss given he has chosen to stay on.

Employer says HR advisor sacked for "hit list" claims

Dairy cooperative Norco claims it sacked an HR advisor because she told colleagues its board was considering dismissing its new chief executive and warned them they were on his "hit list", rather than in retaliation for her role in probing complaints against him.

Law firm wins costs against partner who claimed s-x bias

The Federal Court has ordered costs against a lawyer denied leave to pursue a s-x discrimination claim, finding she did not establish a reasonably arguable case that a law firm used bullying allegations to oust her as a partner because she was a "strong female leader".

Union sued for $900K over alleged age bias, bullying

A former HSU NSW branch organiser is suing the union for more than $900,000 in an adverse action case in which she claims to have been sacked because of her age and bullying complaints against her manager.

FWC loses patience with tenuous unlawful dismissal case

Observing that "you can only 'lead a horse to water' so many times", the FWC has after nearly a year dismissed what it described as a former university employee's largely incompetent unlawful dismissal claim.