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Alleged child sex abuse in schools and termination of employment
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

Employers will probably be protected from unfair dismissal claims by employees who are subsequently convicted, but it will be harder to resist claims

Termination of Employment for Teachers Facing Child Assault Charges
  • FCB Group
  • Australia
  • March 30 2016

In a significant case for employers and staff who work with children, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has found that the termination of

Out of office message is not industrial action
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • February 22 2016

The Fair Work Commission has considered whether an out of office message on employees’ email accounts, referring to a delay in responding to emails

Federal Court fines University for adverse action
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • October 23 2015

In National Tertiary Education Industry Union v Swinburne University of Technology (No 2) 2015 FCA 1080, the Federal Court of Australia ordered

Federal court and AAT update - September 2014 to June 2015
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 13 2015

The Applicant was employed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and applied for a different internal position. Her immediate supervisor

Characteristics, not labels, determine whether an entity is a constitutional corporation
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • August 25 2015

The High Court held that a statutory authority with separate legal personality was a trading corporation within the meaning of s 51(xx) of the

No implied term of good faith (or mutual trust and confidence) for NSW teachers
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • August 21 2015

A recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal has, consistent with the High Court decision in Barker , overturned a first instance

No beards, no worries : Victorian Supreme Court finds police grooming policy not discriminatory
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • August 21 2015

The Victorian Supreme Court has recently dismissed a challenge to an amendment to the Victoria Police Manual Uniform and Appearance Standards, which

Sexual assault: causes of action in trespass and negligence
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • August 6 2015

The plaintiff commenced proceedings seeking damages for trespass against the defendant and for negligence against Moree Christian Community School

New world order
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • July 20 2015

On 13 July 2015, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission made the Victorian Local Government Award 2015(New Award). The New Award came into operation