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Qantas can’t sack long haul pilot that reached mandatory retirement age
Employment 2021-04-26 12:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has temporarily barred Qantas from moving forward with its plans to terminate a long haul pilot who reached the mandatory retirement age of […]

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Ex-Freedom Foods GC strikes back at serious misconduct claims
Employment 2021-02-10 6:37 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A former Freedom Foods group general counsel is seeking aggravated damages from the food and beverage manufacturer for claiming in court filings that she was […]

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Freedom Foods says it was entitled to sack former GC for ‘serious misconduct’
Employment 2021-01-19 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Troubled food and beverage manufacturer Freedom Foods has denied a former company secretary and group general counsel was protected by whistleblower laws, claiming it was […]

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McDonald’s franchisee hit with $82,000 penalty for ‘systemic’ denial of drink and toilet breaks
Employment 2020-11-13 8:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A McDonald’s franchisee has been ordered to pay $82,000 in penalties for systemically denying workers drink and toilet breaks and misleading them about their break […]

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Ex-Freedom Foods GC files lawsuit claiming she ‘had no choice but to resign’
Employment 2020-11-09 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former company secretary and group general counsel of Freedom Foods has filed an unfair dismissal lawsuit accusing the food and beverage company of sidelining […]

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McDonald’s may get served with class action over rest breaks
Class Actions 2020-09-30 9:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shine Lawyers and the union representing Australia’s fast food workers are investigating a possible class action against McDonald’s for allegedly failing to provide employees with […]

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‘It means monthly’: Law firm partner schools barrister on Latin meaning of ‘menstrual’
Employment 2020-09-22 9:23 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The managing partner of a high-profile Sydney law firm has told the barrister cross-examining him that the word menstrual means “monthly” in Latin, when explaining […]

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Founder of law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell could be a ‘model of civility’, ex-partner tells court
Employment 2020-09-18 7:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyer John Atanaskovic, the founded of Sydney firm Atanaskovic Hartnell, could come across as “rude” but he was other times a “model of civility and […]

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Law firm partner went all caps in email blasting ‘menstrual based cycle’ billing, court told
Employment 2020-09-17 2:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former general manager suing law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell has amended her pleadings as trial in her case resumes Friday, expanding her claims and including […]

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Shine investigating union case against McDonald’s over unpaid drink breaks
Employment 2020-09-02 5:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Shine Lawyers and the union backing Australia’s fast food workers are investigating claims against McDonald’s after the Federal Court ruled against a “reckless” franchisee who […]

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