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Creating reputational risk for an employer may be a valid reason for dismissal
Insight 31 Jan 2022

On 20 September 2021 Mr Omar Chebbo, a mobile crane operator employed by Major Crane Logistics Pty Ltd (Company) attended an anti-vaccine mandate rally in Melbourne. The protest was attended by almost 2000 individuals who became violent, throwing rocks and bottles at police and damaging the CFMEU's ...

BHP vaccination mandate reintroduced
Insight 21 Dec 2021

The Fair Work Commission has issued a Statement outlining the steps taken by BHP's Mt Arthur Coal to further consult with employees about a requirement that they be fully vaccinated to access the site. ...

Summary of the Religious Discrimination Bill
Insight 21 Dec 2021

The Australian Government has introduced its package of legislation on religious discrimination. The controversial package includes the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021, Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 and the Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Freedom of Religious) ...

Fair Work Commission orders reinstatement of unfairly dismissed employee
Insight 21 Dec 2021

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has overturned a decision to award compensation to an employee who had been unfairly dismissed, instead finding that reinstatement of the employee was an appropriate remedy. ...

Tribunal combines impairments arising from the same injury to increase benefits for injured worker
Insight 21 Dec 2021

The South Australian Employment Tribunal (Tribunal) has allowed a worker to combine two impairments arising from a single work-related injury for the purpose of calculating his entitlement to compensation under the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) (Act). ...

Qantas mask mandate found to be lawful and reasonable
Insight 25 Nov 2021

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently decided that Qantas' management of a flight attendant who failed to follow a mask mandate was lawful and reasonable, and that she was not constructively dismissed when required to comply with Qantas' directions. ...

Director ID: do you need to apply?
Insight 25 Nov 2021

The Director Identification Number (DIN) initiative under part 9.1A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) has commenced operation through the Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS). Unless exempt, directors need to apply for a DIN within the required timeframe to avoid penalty. ...

Feeling the heat: labour hire company discriminates against worker because of age-related assumptions
Insight 25 Nov 2021

A labour hire company and prospective host company have been found to have contravened the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) by discriminating against a job applicant due to age-related assumptions about the employee's ability to work in hot conditions. ...

Fair Work Ombudsman's enforcement activity on the rise
Insight 25 Nov 2021

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) recently released its Annual Report for 2020-21, providing insights into its enforcement work over the last financial year and its goals for the year ahead. ...

Employer defence rejected after meeting caused psychological injury
Insight 25 Nov 2021

A recent decision of the New South Wales Personal Injury Commission (Commission) highlights the importance of ensuring employers give employees adequate time to prepare for a disciplinary meeting. ...