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  1. Employer’s policy falls foul of privacy legislation

    4 June 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In an important decision for employers using, or intending to use biometric scanning systems in the workplace an employee has won his appeal, with the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission finding that the employee's dismissal for refusing to use the...

  2. “I’ll be back”…Employee wins bid to appeal biometric scanning decision

    22 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Technology in the workplace has again raised new issues for the Fair Work Commission's unfair dismissal jurisdiction, after an employee wad dismissed for refusing to use his employer's biometric fingerprint scanning to record site attendance....

  3. Sexual harassment training an ongoing process

    4 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    This is a transcript of BN Special Counsel Corrina Dowling’s editorial that ran in the Weekend Australian on 2 March 2019. I’ve seen them. I’ve written them. They generally start with something along the lines of, “Company X does...

  4. Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to discrimination

    20 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Under anti-discrimination legislation, it is irrelevant that a person is unaware that their conduct is discriminatory and/or unfavourable. So too is the person’s motive. This means that a comment, flippantly made or ill-considered, can have...

  5. Work available. Must be open to sexual harassment. Apply within.

    12 December 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    A female employee has been awarded $10,000 for hurt, humiliation and distress after making a complaint about sexual harassment. The employee was advised by a staff member reviewing her complaint that unwanted attention should be expected in a...

  6. Assumption a costly mistake

    11 September 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    An employer has been ordered to pay $20,000 under anti-discrimination laws to an employee that was forced to take sick leave when her employer grew concerned about her mental health after the employee raised a number of conspiracy theories with her...

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