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Alleged "black sheep" comment not race-based: Tribunal

A WA housing officer of Mauritian descent has had her discrimination case thrown out after a tribunal held that a colleague accused of calling her a "black sheep" would have been using the the expression in its "colloquial sense" if it was said at all.


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.

Tribunal refuses to extend helping hand to sacked worker

A worker sacked after allegedly masturbating at work when he claimed he was scratching a persistent rash between his pubic bone and belly button has failed to establish that his employer discriminated against him on the basis of an impairment.

Mask objector claims Auntie took adverse action

An ABC makeup artist who claims her Lyme disease makes it unsafe to wear an anti-coronavirus mask and wants to instead don a shield is suing the broadcaster for discriminatory adverse action after it allegedly removed her from its roster.


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.