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Bleak reception for suppression order attempt

A teacher has failed to suppress a recent ruling likening his unfair dismissal claim to the interminable case at the centre of Charles Dickens' acerbic Bleak House.


"Sound reasons" for imposing PIP on worker: FWC

The FWC has thrown out a general protections application brought by a Roy Hill warehouse worker who claimed the mining giant used unreasonable performance plans to break him and force his resignation after he declined a settlement offer.

Milford ruling stands, after High Court rebuff

The High Court has rejected a former Coles worker's special leave application to appeal a finding that the FWC is entitled to establish whether a worker was sacked, if their employer argues otherwise, before a general protections dismissal dispute application can proceed.

Manager sues Rinehart business after "traumatic" meeting

The high-profile chief executive of a Hancock Prospecting subsidiary has denied intimidating a former manager over a missed deadline, claiming instead that she called fellow team members "f--kers" as they clashed about approaches to finalising the business-critical report.

Inappropriate behaviour prompted former organiser's sacking: HSU

The HSU has struck back at a former organiser's age discrimination claim, saying she inappropriately made a secret recording and revealed at a divisional council meeting that she'd call "rape rape rape" if ever left alone with any manager who bullied or intimidated her.

Iraqi consulate took unlawful adverse action: Court

Iraq's Sydney consulate took unlawful adverse action when it refused to renew the contracts of two locally-engaged interpreters who complained to the FWC about bullying and enquired with the FWO about non-payment of entitlements, a court has found.

Former CEO urges court to fine HR head

The former acting chief executive of a Northern Territory regional council who accused a manager of upwards bullying and allegedly covertly recorded meetings has hit back at the ASU's adverse action claim, suggesting penalties should instead be levelled against the HR boss.

University retaliated after bullying complaints: Professor

A Canadian academic who claims she was ambushed and threatened with losing her position after making bullying complaints is accusing Curtin University of retaliating by undertaking an unnecessary restructure and a sham redundancy.

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.