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NAB’s cultural review report in ‘boys’ club’ suit protected by legal privilege, says judge
Employment 2023-09-11 6:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

NAB can shield a report commissioned by its lawyers at Herbert Smith Freehills into the bank’s workplace culture from a former head of repo trading […]

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Shareholder seeks books from class action firm Adero Law
Courts 2023-09-06 11:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A shareholder in Adero Law has brought proceedings seeking access to the law firm’s books and records for the period in which the firm was […]

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Mere mention of Viagra doesn’t equal harassment, court finds
Employment 2023-09-05 11:25 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has found that the mere mention of the drug Viagra in the workplace does not constitute sexual harassment, in a lawsuit brought against […]

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EY hits back at lawsuit by former APAC director
Employment 2023-09-05 2:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

EY has his back at a lawsuit by a former Asia Pacific director who claims she was fired after making complaints of bullying, harassment and […]

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Workplace bill to close labour-hire loophole, criminalise wage theft
Policy and Regulation 2023-09-04 11:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Albanese government has unveiled its latest industrial relations bill to set minimum conditions for the gig economy and empower the workplace umpire to order […]

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Spotless charged for underpaying $17,000 in long service leave
Employment 2023-09-04 11:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cleaning services giant Spotless has been charged for allegedly shortchanging 13 former employees $17,500 in long service leave entitlements. In charges filed in the Magistrate’s […]

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Former Greenwoods partner suffers setback in Lendlease tax dodge suit
Employment 2023-08-30 12:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Court has dealt a blow to a sacked Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills partner seeking $13 million in compensation from his former firm […]

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Ex-GC loses Fair Work case against fintech Littlepay
Judgment 2023-08-30 2:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former general counsel of UK-based transit payment provider Littlepay has lost her lawsuit alleging she faced a hostile workplace when she returned from maternity […]

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Merivale class action judge floats separate trial on enterprise agreement
Class Actions 2023-08-29 9:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has said that an underpayments class action’s challenge to hospitality giant Merivale’s argument that it does not owe back wages because it relied […]

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Negligence suit tossed against expert retained in lawyer’s employment case
Employment 2023-08-28 11:54 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A psychiatrist who gave expert evidence in a lawyer’s human rights case against his former employer cannot be sued for negligence because he is protected […]

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