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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 Cat Fredenburgh

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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Fair Work Ombudsman wins appeal over CFMEU penalty in Hutchison Ports strike case
Employment May 3, 2019 12:00 am By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has handed a win to the Fair Work Ombudsman in its battle for a multimillion dollar penalty against the CFMEU for coordinated […]

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Lego resolves case with top exec who claimed his family commitments got him fired
Employment April 30, 2019 10:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Toy giant Lego has resolved an unfair dismissal lawsuit brought by a former executive who claimed he was fired after he returned to Australia early […]

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Judge won’t kill claim that court can wind up foreign company with no Aussie biz
Restructuring & Insolvency April 29, 2019 9:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused to summarily dismiss a claim that the Federal Court has inherent power to order the winding up of a foreign company […]

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Flight Centre faces court action by workers for alleged systemic underpayment
Employment April 26, 2019 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

Flight Centre has been hit with legal action on behalf of employees accusing the travel giant of short-changing its workers through commission-based payments. The Federal […]

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Wilson Security can roster overtime to dodge Sunday penalty rates, appeals court confirms
Employment April 26, 2019 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Security guard union United Voice has lost a challenge to a ruling that found Wilson Security could legally allocate overtime to Sundays over a four-week […]

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Qantas can’t appeal sacked worker’s late unfair dismissal case
Employment April 24, 2019 11:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Qantas has failed in its bid to appeal a decision by the Fair Work Commission to allow a terminated employee’s late unfair dismissal application to […]

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James Cook University unlawfully sacked controversial climate change professor, court finds
Employment April 16, 2019 9:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

James Cook University unlawfully dismissed a professor who spoke out against the school and one of its scientists over its climate change views, a judge […]

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