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"Gender-critical" beliefs protected: UK employment tribunal

A UK employment tribunal will consider whether an international think tank discriminated against a visiting fellow because of her "gender critical" views, including that trans women are male, after an appeal bench found she held protected beliefs.

Beef with CEO not political, says cattleman association

An employer body has hit back at a former chief executive suing over alleged political discrimination, claiming the real trigger for his sacking was his refusal to work with an incoming president.

Ex-CEO accuses employer body of political opinion bias

The new office manager for the Country Liberal Party's NT senator is suing the state's Cattlemen's Association for ousting him from his previous role as its chief executive, accusing it of discriminating against him because of his political opinion.

High Court timetables Personnel Contracting, Ridd cases

The High Court is likely to hear the Personnel Contracting/ZG Operations and Ridd cases in the second half of the year, after setting timetables for submissions to be completed by early June.

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.

NTEU bemoans "cancel culture" as court upholds academic's sacking

The NTEU is seeking to strengthen academic freedom clauses to protect university staff from "cancel culture" after a court found no legally enforceable right in measures relied on by sacked Sydney University lecturer Tim Anderson.

Political bias claim sustains shaky unlawful sacking case

The FWC has over a university's jurisdictional objections allowed a professional officer's largely "incompetent" unlawful dismissal claim to proceed, inviting him to re-submit an application confined to alleged discrimination on the basis of political opinion.

Full court upholds "insubordinate" lawyer's sacking

A full Federal Court has upheld the dismissal of a senior lawyer who publicly criticised government clients of his firm, finding that repeatedly disobeying reasonable directions to desist trumped his right to express a political opinion.

Vegan beliefs protected under UK workplace equality laws

In the wake of the UK's employment tribunal ruling that "ethical veganism" is a protected philosophical belief in the workplace, a Seyfarth Shaw partner says that there might be scope under state and federal discrimination laws to advance a similar claim in Australia.

Sacked for political views, claims One Nation candidate

A One Nation candidate is suing over alleged adverse action based on her political views after she was sacked by a renewable energy company over campaign material said to conflict with its interests and for taking unauthorised days off in the lead-up to the Federal election.