The FWC has upheld the sacking of a hospital operating theatre cleaner who spent 44% of his working time, excluding breaks, in a tea room, but has scolded the employer for its "faintly ridiculous" arguments against allowing him to "meticuously review" damning CCTV footage.
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.
A veteran IR and HR consultant is suing the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association for age discrimination, alleging it caused him to suffer a major depressive disorder and then discriminated against him because of his mental disability.
A company that allegedly told a 62-year old salesperson that he was too old, too deaf and was "hobbling around" with a "broken back" he would use to make a workers compensation claim has been ordered to pay $15,000 for "pain, suffering and humiliation" as part of a larger damages payout for age and disability discrimination.
A tribunal has backed a decision by YMCA NSW to not appoint a man in his fifties as a senior pool lifeguard after he referred, during his interview, to physically touching and wrestling troubled young men he was counselling.