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  1. Employer fails to have employee medical records produced when defending stop bullying application

    7 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Fair Work Commission has refused to grant an order requiring an employee’s doctor to hand over her medical records as it may have a “harmful impact” on her health and wellbeing.

  2. Employer fails in procedural fairness

    4 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Fair Work Commission found in a recent case that an employee was unfairly dismissed. The employer alleged the employee had stolen company property. However, it was later found that the investigation process lacked procedural fairness. In Issue A...

  3. Doctor in denial of the real reasons for her dismissal

    29 October 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In a recent decision, the Federal Court has rejected a doctor’s misguided attempt to overturn her termination on the basis that it emanated from her exercise of a workplace right as opposed to her breach of professional boundaries and...

  4. Reminder: Separate romance and work

    28 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission demonstrates how romantic relationships in the workplace can interfere with the professional employment relationship, and how decisions made in the “heat of the moment” may be dangerous. In Issue...

  5. FWC’s misinterpretation of its powers

    17 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In a recent decision, the full Federal Court has revealed that the FWC misinterpreted the limitations on its powers in establishing whether workers have been dismissed in general protections applications. In Issue The Full Court of the Federal Court...

  6. Discrimination Law Update: More protection for religious bodies, more difficulties for other businesses?

    16 December 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In the wake of Israel Folau’s claim of religious discrimination and then subsequent settlement of his claims against Rugby Australia, the Federal Government has recognised an opportunity to enhance the statutory protection of freedom of religion....

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