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Sharetea wins trial delay in trade mark case against global bubble tea giant
Intellectual Property 2024-06-14 11:50 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has granted Australian bubble tea franchise Sharetea a third adjournment of a trial in a $10 million case brought by its Taiwanese franchisor, […]

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High Court asked to weigh in on employer’s duty to redeploy before redundancy
Appeals 2024-05-08 11:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court had been asked to clarify the extent of protection for employers for genuine redundancies under the Fair Work Act, after an appeals […]

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Indigenous fishing rights class action against NSW could cover 15,000 people, court told
Class Actions 2024-04-11 11:56 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action against the New South Wales government alleging it discriminated against Indigenous communities on the south coast for engaging in cultural fishing practices […]

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Genuine redundancy exception to unfair dismissal not a given, court says
Employment 2024-04-10 3:06 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The allowance for genuine redundancies is “not absolute” and employers need to consider measures to redeploy workers, including retraining, an appeals court has said in […]

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ABC can’t access training information in ex-soldier’s discrimination case
Human Rights 2024-03-26 4:38 pm By Sam Matthews

An appeals court has granted the Commonwealth’s bid to suppress material relating to its “conduct after capture” training in a discrimination case brought by a […]

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Rocky Horror theatre company can’t duck Christie Whelan Browne’s victimisation claims
Employment 2024-03-13 3:48 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The theatre company behind a 2014 production of the Rocky Horror picture show has lost its bid to throw out actor Christie Whelan Browne’s claims […]

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Referee who accused NRL of bullying loses unfair dismissal suit
Employment 2024-01-18 4:48 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former National Rugby League referee has lost his unfair dismissal lawsuit alleging he suffered bullying and victimisation, with a judge finding the league did […]

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Norton Rose partner who investigated bullying claim not ‘decision maker’ in sacking, court finds
Employment 2023-12-13 11:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has thrown out a former Norton Rose Fulbright digital marketing manager’s claims that she was sacked for making complaints about bullying, finding a […]

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Diplomat can’t hide behind immunity, must compensate domestic worker, court says
Employment 2023-11-06 3:24 pm By Sam Matthews

The former Indian High Commissioner to Australia has been ordered to pay compensation to a woman who toiled in his Canberra home for less than […]

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Monash Health wins appeal over ‘sham’ restructure of library services
Appeals 2023-10-17 10:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Monash Health has won its challenge to a decision finding it wrongfully dismissed a librarian in a ‘sham’ redundancy. Justices Anna Katzmann, John Snaden and […]

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