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Uni's hierarchy subjected me to "group bullying": sacked HR manager

The NTEU and Murdoch University's former head of HR are joining forces to sue the tertiary institution and senior managers including the current vice-chancellor, alleging they bullied and unlawfully dismissed her when she complained about aggressive behaviour and flagged possible IR breaches.


Academic sues university amid "toxic environment" claims

The head of a prominent university school is challenging her employer's ability to suspend her from leadership duties while allegedly requiring her to continue teaching, as part of a wide-ranging Federal Court attack on its disciplinary process.

Big costs order against "extortionate" HR advisor

A court has ordered a former HR/OHS coordinator to pay $35,000 in costs after he unreasonably refused substantial offers to resolve an adverse action case against his employer and four managers and made what was "at worst" an extortionate attempt to increase its settlement offer.

Employer pays for unexplained sacking after complaints

An employer must pay compensation to a store supervisor after its HR manager sacked her within her probationary period and insisted that she was not legally obliged to say why, with the Federal Circuit Court finding it was because she made numerous complaints about her employment.

Gina's mine tried to "dig up dirt" on me, claims sacked overseer

A supervisor at Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill iron ore mine claims the company sacked him for making complaints and inquiries about his employment, at one point allegedly interviewing a former colleague he'd accused of assaulting him in an attempt to "dig up dirt".

CEO wins payout for adverse action

The chief executive of a mortgage provider who lost his job after accusing it of misleading conduct and demanding a $900,000 payout has won $110,000 in damages, after the Federal Circuit Court found his failure to return to work provided a valid reason but that he was also sacked for exercising a workplace right.

"Younger cohort" treated favourably, claims HR/IR consultant

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.

HR manager discriminated against depressed executive: Court

A multinational company has been ordered to pay $160,000 to a former executive sacked over concerns about his capacity to return to work, despite its HR manager's insistence it was "insulting" to suggest the employee's depression played any part in the decision.

Targets crushed me, claims Macquarie Bank advisor

A Macquarie Bank wealth advisor is accusing the company of making him redundant because of a deteriorating health condition it allegedly exacerbated by pressuring him to meet ever-increasing revenue targets.