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Woolworths class action settlement ditched after judge expresses concerns
Class Actions 2022-03-08 12:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action settlement with Woolworths which “troubled” a Federal Court judge has been abandoned, with the lead applicants resuming their bid to intervene in […]

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‘Think about whether GC is the right role for you’: Ex-fintech lawyer says she was bullied after maternity leave
Employment 2022-03-07 10:03 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The former general counsel of UK-based transit payment service provider Littlepay has filed a $300,000 lawsuit accusing her former employer of bullying and discrimination upon […]

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Telstra hit with class action over COVID-19 vaccination policy
Coronavirus 2022-03-04 5:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telstra has been hit with a class action on behalf of employees who lost their jobs or are in danger of being terminated for failing […]

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FWO takes Sushi Bay to court for alleged worker underpayments
Employment 2022-03-03 3:18 pm By Sam Matthews

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings against the Sushi Bay group of restaurants and its owner for allegedly underpaying workers to the tune […]

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Corestaff to pay $6.4M to settle class action by Papua New Guinea workers
Class Actions 2022-03-02 12:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Labour hire firm CoreStaff will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action accusing it of using the promise of long-term work to lure workers […]

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CBA says branch arrangements ‘critical’ to defence of $45M rest break case
Employment 2022-03-01 9:39 pm By Sam Matthews

Commonwealth Bank has won more time to examine the particular work arrangements in 24 individual branches, as it fights allegations of systemic failures to provide […]

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Sailors seek ‘very high figure’ in Navy training class action
Class Actions 2022-02-28 6:38 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The federal government has argued it should not have to pay the “very high figure” former Royal Australian Navy sailors are seeking in compensation for […]

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Ten denies Peter van Onselen harassed journalist on Twitter
Employment 2022-02-28 9:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Network Ten has denied claims that high profile political reporter Peter van Onselen harassed, ignored and humiliated journalist Tegan George. In a defence filed in […]

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Qantas decision to outsource staff not linked to strike action threat, court told
Employment 2022-02-24 10:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

A decision by Qantas to outsource its ground staff was not timed to head off industrial action by the Transport Workers’ Union, the Full Federal […]

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BHP unit’s Christmas Day work requirement reasonable, court says
Employment 2022-02-23 7:31 pm By Sam Matthews

A court has shut down action by the CFMEU  on behalf of coal miners who were rostered to work Christmas Day and Boxing Day at […]

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