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Telstra sued over ‘sickening’ harassment by employee who stole confidential info
Employment 2022-01-17 1:23 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Telstra is liable for the “sickening” conduct of a former employee who accessed confidential contact information to launch a four-year campaign of sexual harassment against […]

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Religious discrimination bill violates international human rights law, Law Council says
Human Rights 2022-01-17 1:45 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Legislation being advanced by the Morrison government that would allow religious statements of belief to override laws that bar discrimination “waters down long-standing and hard-fought […]

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Law firms felt the sting of litigation in 2021, with angry clients leading the charge
Feature 2022-01-14 11:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Last year brought economic growth and success for law firms, but 2021 was not only marked with good news. A slew of law firms were […]

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ACCC appeals ruling from judge who ‘gagged’ at proposed $5M Employsure penalty
Appeals 2022-01-14 11:58 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will seek a higher penalty against Employsure over misleading Google advertisements, after a judge found the consumer regulator’s proposed $5 million penalty was […]

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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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