Reminder: Separate romance and work28 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...
FWC’s misinterpretation of its powers17 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...
COVID-19 reality’s push for flexibility in the workplace14 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
There is no doubt COVID-19 has created many challenges for the workplace across industries and the recurring theme of flexibility has become prominent. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) and the Australian Government have taken the initiative to propose...
Doctor in denial of the real reasons for her dismissal4 September 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...
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....
Employer discriminated against chartered accountant who contracted TB9 February 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
A chartered accounted who contracted TB has successfully established that her employer discriminated against her because of her illness by pressuring her to resign and treating her differently because of this. As a result, her employer has been ordered to...