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Ex-Slater & Gordon solicitor axed for complaints about ‘unethical’ funding referral scheme, lawsuit says
Employment May 23, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former senior lawyer at Slater & Gordon has filed a lawsuit against his old employer, claiming he was fired after complaining about allegedly unethical […]

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La Trobe University law school head to step down in settlement over suspension
Employment May 22, 2019 3:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

The head of La Trobe University’s law school will step down from his position in an agreement that settles his lawsuit alleging the university breached its workplace obligations when it suspended him over complaints of bullying by two other academics.

Ex-partner files sex discrimination lawsuit after leaving national firm
Employment May 17, 2019 7:49 pm By Amelia Birnie

A former employment law partner at a national Australian law firm is suing her former employer for sex discrimination, after her original complaint was thrown […]

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Jack de Belin weighs appeal as judge upholds NRL’s stand-down rule
Employment May 17, 2019 8:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

Rugby league player Jack de Belin is weighing an appeal after losing his court challenge to the NRL’s “no fault” stand-down rule, while the players’ […]

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Lecturer sacked over swastika drops political opinion claim against University of Sydney
Employment May 17, 2019 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former political economy lecturer who was fired from the University of Sydney for a seminar slide that imposed the Nazi swastika on the Israeli […]

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‘Fantastic, in the true sense of the word’: judge slams Appco class action funder’s 40% cut
Class Actions May 16, 2019 9:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has raised serious concerns about the proposed commission by the funder behind a $90 million sham contracting class action against fundraiser Appco, slamming […]

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MACH Energy attacks former director’s ‘inconsistent’ pleadings in $20M lawsuit
Employment May 16, 2019 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mining firm MACH Energy may move to strike out “inconsistent” pleadings in a $20 million lawsuit brought by its former managing director, Scott Winter, whose […]

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Australian lawyers more at risk of bullying, sexual harassment, report finds
Business of Law May 15, 2019 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sexual harassment is “alarmingly commonplace” in Australian law firms, with almost half of all women in the legal profession experiencing harassment at least once, a […]

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La Trobe University academics can’t keep names secret in law school head’s legal action
Employment May 10, 2019 9:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two female academics who made complaints of bullying against the head of La Trobe University’s law school and were named in his legal action against […]

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Police officer who blew the whistle on blowjob not entitled to protection, court says
Employment May 6, 2019 3:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Queensland police officer who reported a fellow officer to a disciplinary tribunal for misconduct after he was seen receiving oral sex from another […]

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