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Dismissal rebounds on employer

Sacking a speeding truck driver who hit a kangaroo on a country road was disproportionate to his conduct, the FWC has held, finding he was denied a chance to explain or challenge GPS data.

Gig workers unaware of their rate of pay: Survey

Most workers on digital platforms are paid per task or job and 40% do not know what they earn per hour, according to Australia's largest national published survey of on-demand work.

Setka blue sparks demark battle

The leadership of the CFMMEU construction and general division's Victorian branch has pledged to "no longer recognise traditional long-held membership coverage and demarcation lines" with unions that have called for the resignation of John Setka.

Director ineligible for FEG payment: AAT

The AAT has ruled against a bid for a FEG advance by an employee of a failed company, finding that his role as a director rendered him ineligible.

Big payout for GM sacked over safety complaint

A former general manager has won more than $120,000 in penalties and $240,000 in unpaid share entitlements after the Federal Circuit Court found his employers breached his employment contract and sacked him for making a safety complaint to Worksafe.

Court orders aggravated damages for s-xual harassment

A law firm's principal solicitor must pay $170,000 in damages after subjecting a paralegal to months of s-xual harassment that included a "bombardment" of inappropriate emails, coerced hugs and veiled threats that her employment depended on them starting a relationship.

Pilots' union makes new bid to expand turf

The Australian Federation of Air Pilots has revived an application to expand its rules to allow it to retain members who move to Qantas mainline, after the FWC a year ago rejected it because of a technical error.