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$100,000 payout for employee sacked for failing competency test while suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression

Australia - October 21 2013 The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has awarded a train driver $100,000 after he was sacked while suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder…

Seeking legal advice is a workplace right

Australia - September 18 2013 The Federal Court has ruled that seeking legal advice in relation to employment is a protected workplace right. As such, a threat to fire an employee…

Employer’s unreasonable refusal of request to work part time constituted constructive dismissal

Australia - July 22 2013 The Fair Work Commission has found that an employer's unreasonable refusal of an employee's request to work part time after a period of parental…

The cat's out of the bag - coalition releases its IR policy

Australia - May 9 2013 The Coalition released its workplace relations policy today with a statement that the policy "will not re-introduce Australian Workplace Agreements…

Andrew Gray.

OHS Harmonisation – another year on and still not there

Australia - December 20 2012 There have been some further developments in the "harmonisation" of OHS laws since our last edition. One of these developments moves us closer to a…

Andrew Gray.