Receptionist awarded $170,000 after employer breached the Fair Work Act 2009

A receptionist has won an adverse action case against her former employer – a brothel called the Daily Planet – which dismissed her after she refused […]

Tabcorp fined record $45 million for breaches of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act

The highest ever civil penalty in Australia’s corporate history has been ordered against Tabcorp for non-compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 […]

Bullying, discimination and harassment rife in health sector

New research has revealed a high prevalence of bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment experienced by doctors in ICUs. The findings confirm that the health sector […]

Triple trouble: not just employer liable for fatigued worker’s accident

In a ground-breaking decision, the Supreme Court of Queensland has found three defendants liable for injuries a worker sustained in a car accident as he […]

State Government found liable for school “sex romp” prank

A school cleaner has been awarded over $150,000 compensation for a “sex romp” prank played on him in his workplace. The State was found vicariously […]

ACCC wins case against Flight Centre over unlawful attempt to fix airline ticket prices

The ACCC has won a High Court appeal in its case against Flight Centre, with the Court ruling that Flight Centre was in competition with […]

Nurofen fined $6m for misleading consumers

Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturer of Nurofen, has been fined $6 million by the Full Federal Court for misleading consumers. The penalty serves as a warning […]

Misconduct at the Christmas Party [Case Law]

There’s nothing quite like some case law to tell the tale of why organisations need to have policies in place regarding workplace party conduct, and why […]

Prevention is better than cure: practical steps to reduce workplace bullying

Employers may be able to avoid an anti-bullying order of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) to stop bullying, even where the Commission finds that a […]

Lessons Learned in First Prosecution for Failure to Undertake Safety Consultation

The South Australian Industrial Relations Court has convicted and fined a duty holder under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) for its failure […]

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