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Sanofi-Aventis sued by head of medical for ‘sham redundancy’
Employment 2022-01-13 3:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former head of medical at Sanofi-Aventis has sued the Australian branch of the pharmaceutical giant, claiming he was unfairly dismissed in a “‘sham redundancy” […]

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Airbnb host loses bid for Jobkeeper payments
Tax 2022-01-13 1:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An Airbnb host’s claim for JobKeeper payments has been shot down, with a tribunal saying the accommodation of paying guests at one’s own home did […]

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Manus Island guards sue security company G4S over fatal riots
Employment 2022-01-13 2:17 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Three security officers who say they were traumatised by the fatal riots at Australia’s asylum seeker detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island have […]

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The class action settlements that came under fire in 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-12 6:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

If evidence were needed that courts are not rubber stamping class action settlements, the scrutiny of multi-million dollar agreements in 2021 is proof positive that […]

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‘When are you going to retire?’: Westpac hit with age discrimination lawsuit
Employment 2022-01-12 1:17 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Westpac is facing a lawsuit by a 67-year-old former manager, who alleges a colleague began a bullying campaign against him, including by asking him ‘When […]

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KPMG hits back at lawsuit brought by ‘belittled’ employee
Employment 2022-01-11 5:52 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Accounting giant KPMG is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a former long-serving employee over “unnecessarily aggressive, belittling and disproportionate” emails allegedly attacking […]

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Lenovo compliance manager told to mediate or else, lawsuit says
Employment 2022-01-11 1:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Technology giant Lenovo has been accused of taking adverse action against a compliance manager who complained of workplace bullying and harassment. Compliance and regulatory affairs […]

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TWU appeals judgment refusing to reinstate 1,800 outsourced Qantas workers
Employment 2022-01-10 2:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Transport Workers Union has appealed a judge’s decision that compensation was a more appropriate remedy for 1,800 Qantas workers who had been denied the […]

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TWU loses bid to reinstate 1,800 outsourced Qantas workers
Employment 2021-12-17 6:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected the TWU’s request for the reinstatement of around 1,800 outsourced Qantas workers, finding it was inevitable that the airline would retrench […]

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Rex boss threatened cadets in letter urging ‘fierce loyalty’, appeals court says
Employment 2021-12-17 10:13 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Australia’s leading regional airline faces further litigation after an appeals court found it sent a threatening letter to prospective cadet pilots, urging them to stay […]

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