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Law firm settles former partner’s sex discrimination case on day of trial
Business of Law 2021-04-19 4:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Hicksons Lawyers has reached a last-minute settlement to resolve sex discrimination claims brought by a female former partner who claims she was denied […]

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University of Sydney lecturer sacked over swastika launches appeal
Appeals 2021-01-14 10:18 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A former University of Sydney lecturer has appealed a ruling dismissing the lawsuit he brought against the university after he was fired for a seminar […]

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University of Sydney defeats lawsuit by lecturer sacked over swastika
Employment 2020-11-27 11:51 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court has thrown out a lawsuit brought against the University of Sydney by a former political economy lecturer who was fired for a […]

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Commonwealth Bank settles with ex-GM who blew whistle on bonuses
Employment 2020-09-17 2:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has resolved a lawsuit brought by a former general manager alleging he lost his job for blowing the whistle on a […]

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Ex-Piper Alderman partner’s evidence of sex discrimination falls short, judge says
Employment 2020-09-09 7:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Evidence of an outdated management approach and bullying — which included threatening defamation proceedings against two junior lawyers that complained about her — appear to […]

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Commonwealth Bank’s gripe with alleged whistleblower’s discovery bid ‘ridiculous’, judge says
Employment 2020-03-27 9:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised as “meretricious” and “ridiculous” opposition by Commonwealth Bank of Australia to a discovery application by a former general manager who claims […]

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Court limits ‘fishing’ in ousted Piper Alderman partner’s sex discrimination case
Business of Law 2020-04-23 12:52 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Piper Alderman will spend the next six weeks gathering documents for a former partner who is seeking to revive her unlawful discrimination case against the […]

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Hicksons says female partner denied promotion due to poor performance
Employment 2020-04-06 3:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hicksons Lawyers has denied accusations of sexual discrimination by a female ex-partner who was denied a promotion to equity partner, saying she was passed over […]

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Ousted Piper Alderman partner says sex discrimination case a matter of ‘public importance’
Business of Law 2020-03-04 2:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Piper Alderman partner is seeking to revive her unlawful discrimination case dismissed last year by the Australian Human Rights Commission, saying the seriousness […]

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‘Don’t tell me you’re pregnant’: Equity partner track under fire in sex discrimination case
Employment 2020-01-14 5:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The managing partner of Hicksons Lawyers has been accused of saying that if a former partner got pregnant, it would “ruin all [his] plans,” according […]

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