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Commonwealth seeks dismissal of suit over alleged bullying by MP Rebekha Sharkie
Employment 2023-10-09 4:48 pm By Sam Matthews

The Commonwealth of Australia has asked the court to throw out an adverse action suit brought by a former political staffer who says she was […]

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‘Culture of sexism’ prompts overhaul of Productivity Commission
Employment 2023-10-06 9:54 pm By Sam Matthews

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has announced an overhaul of the Productivity Commission following a review which found a “culture of sexism, sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination”. […]

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Ex-Greenwoods partner asks High Court to weigh in on whistleblower protections
High Court 2023-10-04 11:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills partner who claims he was sacked for complaining about Lendlease’s attempts to avoid tax liability has asked the […]

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United Petroleum says class action firm can’t ‘veto’ chats with group members
Franchises 2023-10-04 9:50 pm By Sam Matthews

United Petroleum, which is facing a franchisee class action over allegedly loss-making Pie Face stores, is resisting a plaintiff law firm’s bid for “a right […]

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Lawsuit accuses Woolworths of failing to prevent sexual harassment
Employment 2023-10-03 10:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former employee has brought proceedings against Woolworths, claiming the supermarket giant failed to properly address alleged sexual harassment in its “poor workplace culture”. The […]

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Ex-Qantas worker tries again to bring discrimination suit
Employment 2023-10-02 11:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Qantas worker looks set to appeal a judgment that found she can’t undo a $75,000 settlement in a workers compensation claim in order […]

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UNSW knew record-keeping practices were inadequate: Ombudsman
Employment 2023-09-26 1:56 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken the University of New South Wales to court, alleging its record keeping practices were “so inadequate” that it was […]

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Reject Shop underpayments class action hit with costs for ‘late retreat’
Employment 2023-09-25 3:48 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The lead applicant in an underpayments class action against The Reject Shop has been hit with costs after his “last minute” withdrawal of a bid […]

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Junior doctors to face another hurdle after class action victory
Class Actions 2023-09-25 10:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The first healthcare provider to be found liable in one of several underpayments class actions by junior doctors is challenging a ruling that found permission […]

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Starbucks shortchanged part-time staff $4.5M in overtime
Employment 2023-09-22 1:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian arm of coffee giant Starbucks has backpaid part-time workers across 52 stores $4.5 million, after discovering it failed to pay proper overtime rates. […]

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