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Panel confirms suggestive poster discriminatory

In a decision upholding a finding that Sydney Water and a consultancy discriminated against a worker by displaying her photo on a poster titled "Feel great - lubricate!", a tribunal has confirmed even inadvertent double entendres can constitute s-xual harassment.

"Strongly-held belief" no proof of pregnancy discrimination

A court has rejected a worker's claim that her employer discriminated against her because of her pregnancy, finding no evidence that her colleagues had any knowledge of it before she initially lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.

S-xually-harassed manager wins aggravated damages payment

A third-party courier driver who s-xually harassed a Sanity manager when he slapped her on the bottom, repeatedly called her the "lewd" name "Juicy Lucy" and asked many times about her relationship status has been ordered to pay aggravated damages, largely for retaliating by serving her with a defamation letter in response to her internal complaint.

Court orders $5 million-plus adverse action payout

In a significant general protections ruling, the Federal Court has today ordered an ASX-listed enterprise software company to pay more than $5.2 million in compensation, damages and penalties to a senior employee sacked after he made bullying complaints.

Court invites re-pleading after "ill-expressed" claim struck out

The Federal Court has struck out a doctor's statement of claim accusing the Department of Health of adverse action, discrimination, stalking and torture, also removing a pause on her possible dismissal over alleged code of conduct breaches.



Tribunal rejects employer's bid for "forced examination" of worker

A worker seeking damages for psychological injuries allegedly suffered as the result of sexual assaults does not have to be examined by a doctor nominated by her employer or provide evidence of her visa status, a tribunal has ruled.

Qantas sued by "bullied" manager who lost first class travel perk

A Qantas relationship manager who claims superiors bullied her by removing first class travel perks and subjecting her to consecutive investigations is suing the airline for taking alleged discriminatory adverse action after she was diagnosed with depression.