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High Court tosses appeal of sacked climate-skeptic professor
High Court 2021-10-13 7:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has thrown out sacked climate skeptic professor Peter Ridd’s appeal of his dismissal by James Cook University, finding protection of intellectual freedom […]

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Class action against On The Run wants to drop claims by trainees
Class Actions 2021-10-12 3:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Class action claims brought by trainees against convenience store chain On The Run may be discontinued because of high costs and lack of commonality if […]

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NAB faces re-trial in adverse action case by worker who committed data breach
Employment 2021-10-12 4:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former financial planner found to have engaged in a data breach at National Australia Bank will have her adverse action lawsuit against the bank […]

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FWO alleges Commonwealth Bank ‘knowingly’ underpaid staff $16.4M
Employment 2021-10-11 4:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and CommSec to court for allegedly knowingly underpaying almost 7,500 employees over $16.4 million […]

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Woolworths to pay further $50M to staff as underpayments class action settles
Class Actions 2021-10-08 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Supermarket giant Woolworths will pay an additional $50 million to current and former salaried team members and has provisionally settled an underpayments class action against […]

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Virgin sued by union over privacy concerns linked to COVID-19 jab mandate
Employment 2021-10-08 7:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The aircraft engineers’ union has filed Federal Court proceedings against Virgin Australia over alleged privacy breaches relating to the airline’s enforcement of its mandatory COVID-19 […]

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CBA settles with former head of governance who complained of ‘excessive workload’
Employment 2021-10-06 2:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commonwealth Bank has resolved a case brought by former head of governance and company secretary Kara Nicholls, who resigned from the bank on Tuesday […]

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Vic teachers file legal challenge to ‘no jab, no job’ policy
Employment 2021-10-01 10:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The state of Victoria is facing a legal challenge to its plan to require all school and childcare staff in the state to receive two […]

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Judge lashes TWU, Qantas for public comments in outsourcing dispute
Employment 2021-10-01 5:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised Qantas and the Transport Workers’ Union for their “not particularly helpful” public comments about whether or not ground staff will be […]

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‘The writing seems to be on the wall’: Law firms actively considering no jab, no office policies
Business of Law 2021-09-29 10:03 pm By Bianca Hrovat

As Australia’s largest cities prepare to emerge from lockdown, law firms are doubling down on their efforts to vaccinate staff, with some going so far […]

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