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  1. Appeal against hefty damages award to actor Geoffrey Rush for defamation fails

    27 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by Nationwide News against a finding of liability for publication of defamatory articles about prominent Australian actor Geoffrey Rush. In Issue A finding that the publications conveyed a particular pleaded...

  2. Failure to Attend IME Grounds for Dismissal

    27 February 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia recently upheld a dismissal by Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd (Western Union) of an employee who after a 7 month absence refused to attend an IME. In Issue Whether there were valid...

  3. Hyperlink at your own peril

    18 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The case concerns an appeal brought by Ms Katrina Bailey, who was found liable for the defamation of David Bottrill by placing a functioning hyperlink on her Facebook page which connected recipients to a YouTube page plainly defamatory of Mr Bottrill. In...

  4. Inappropriate Text Messages are grounds for Dismissal

    4 June 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Fair Work Commission recently upheld a dismissal by Toll Transport Pty Ltd (Toll) of a male employee who sent a colleague a text messages calling him his "bitch", "toy boy" and threatened to "molest him" and "squeeze...

  5. Offensive radio banter not grounds for dismissal

    22 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A senior radio journalist sacked for referring to the late singer Michael Jackson's father as a 'big black bastard' live on air has been awarded a significant amount of compensation for being unfairly dismissed from Sydney radio station...

  6. Slip time slip up: questions over a fair dismissal

    12 December 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has granted leave to an employee of Qantas to appeal against a finding of the Fair Work Commission dismissing the employee's application for an unfair dismissal remedy. In Issue Whether leave should be...

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