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Cooper Grace Ward | Australia | 23 Oct 2018

Indirect Disability Discrimination - Disability extends to behaviour that is a symptom or manifestation of a disability

While the Victorian Court of Appeal rejected a worker’s claim of direct discrimination, a finding of indirect discrimination by the Victorian Civil

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Maddocks | Australia | 29 Jan 2018

No ‘double-dipping’ allowed: Discrimination claim about dismissal struck out

In a recent decision of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), Maddocks successfully represented Boroondara City Council in a

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Hall & Wilcox | Australia | 22 May 2017

Sex discrimination claim sails on

A 16 year old female sailor, who was excluded from participating with her father in a ‘men’s 49er class’ sailing event at a world sailing regatta held

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP | Australia | 23 Feb 2017

Damages in bullying claims - the stakes are rising even higher

The Victorian Supreme Court recently issued a stunning decision awarding an employee over $600,000 comprising $210,000 for pain and suffering and the

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Lander & Rogers | Australia | 21 Aug 2015

No beards, no worries : Victorian Supreme Court finds police grooming policy not discriminatory

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

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Baker McKenzie | Australia | 12 Jun 2015

Morning (sickness) glory damages award for morning sickness discrimination

We all become sick of mornings at some point, whether it’s 'Mondayitis' or extreme regret at signing up for 5am corporate boot-camp with your

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Russell Kennedy | Australia | 4 Dec 2014

Human rights considered in social housing discrimination claim

Goode v Common Equity Housing Ltd 2014 VSC 585 - Tribunal obliged to consider whether conduct of social housing provider was contrary to the

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Gadens | Australia | 4 Jun 2013

Enrolment discrimination

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has granted another exemption to a coeduational school to permit gender based discrimination to

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Australia | 27 Mar 2012

Discrimination on the grounds of ‘political activity’ in the Victorian public sector

On 16 December 2011, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) made its decision in Hakki Suleyman v The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and the President of the Legislative Council of the Parliament of the State of Victoria 2011 VCAT 2305.

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Hall & Wilcox | Australia | 18 Jan 2012

Case development Patrick Stevedoring v Victorian WorkCover Authority: the prohibition on OHS discrimination

The recent appeal decision of the Victorian Supreme Court in Patrick Stevedoring v Victorian WorkCover Authority demonstrates that the Victorian courts are willing to strictly enforce the anti-discrimination provisions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic), potentially setting the precedent for the enforcement of the new anti-discrimination provisions under the Model Work Health and Safety Act.

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