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High Court agrees to hear personal/carer's leave case

The High Court has today granted the Morrison Government and a major food manufacturer special leave to appeal a contentious decision on calculating sick and carers leave, claimed to potentially cost employers an extra $2 billion a year.

One-off pot smoker's sacking went off the rails: FWC

The FWC has reinstated a rail worker sacked for coming to work the day after he smoked his first joint in 30 years and has taken Sydney Trains to task over its purported zero tolerance for drugs.

No option but to dismiss 'whistleblower' lawyer: AMP

The Federal Court has ordered AMP and a senior lawyer to respond to each other's requests for more information about her $2.5 million adverse action case after it sacked her for using confidential documents during mediation.

Variation talks snuff PABO bid; and more

Variation talks snuff PABO bid; Police industrial action warns motorists of speed cams; and Court rejects Kmart's "excessive" $92,000 costs bid.


Unfair dismissal applicant's death ends proceedings

In a decision affirming that unfair dismissal cases without reasonable prospects of success cannot be "assigned" to others, the FWC has dismissed an application after learning that the worker involved had died in a road accident.

Sacked airline employee not persecuted over s-xuality: FWC

The FWC on re-hearing a Chinese airline employee's unfair dismissal case has rejected claims that his supervisor persecuted him because of his homos-xuality, instead finding his blatant dishonesty to be a further valid reason for his sacking.