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  1. Lake v GBST Holdings Limited [2019] QSC 253

    27 February 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A former CEO brought a claim alleging wrongful purported termination of employment in 2015. The termination of employment was because of alleged insider trading by the CEO. The Supreme Court of Queesland concluded the insider trading did not make sense...

  2. Social Media Stops Employee’s Application in its Tracks

    10 February 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A recent decision delivered by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has revealed the pitfalls of social media and how an employer can use social media evidence to defeat a general protections application. In Mandy Lee Baillie v PJDH Pty Ltd t/as Brazilian...

  3. 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 relig...

  4. Penalty units are on the up and insurance for WHS penalties is out

    9 December 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Following the release of Ms Marie Boland’s 2018 Review of the model WHS Laws: Final Report (Report), the NSW Government has sought to pursue some of the recommendations made by way of introducing amendments to the current Work Health and Safe...

  5. Silencing silence: Australia’s new whistleblowing protection regime and what it means for you

    30 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 1 July 2019, a new national whistleblower protection regime came into effect. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (Cth) (Whistleblower Act) makes substantive amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and th...

  6. Lawyers misguided attempt at office romance goes awry resulting in damages of $170,000

    6 September 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A sole practitioner lawyer, Mr Hughes, sought to woo a paralegal he employed, Ms Hill. Mr Hughes was under the delusion he was in love with Ms Hill and on this basis maintained his conduct was not sexual harassment. The Court disagreed finding for Ms H...

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