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todayMonday, 20 October 2014

“Bad-tempered” and “aggressive” banker fails in unfair dismissal bid

A call centre banker has failed in his unfair dismissal claim before the Fair Work Commission. by Cara Waters

Friday, 17 October 2014

Coles hits back at ACCC and defends its behavior as “normal” and “robust”

Coles has fought back against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s allegations that it threatened suppliers. by Cara Waters

“No principals Scabs no guts”: No unlawful dismissal

The High Court has held that a man who was fired after calling his co-workers "scabs" will not get his job back. by Cara Waters

Thursday, 16 October 2014

ACCC sues Coles alleging supermarket forced suppliers into payments by threatening them

The competition watchdog commenced further legal proceedings against Coles today, alleging the supermarket giant engaged in unconscionable conduct against its suppliers. by Cara Waters

Bunnings wins unfair dismissal case over exposure to cold temperatures at work

The Fair Work Commission has found Bunnings’ dismissal of an employee for unfitness to perform work tasks was not unfair, harsh or unreasonable. by Cara Waters

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Office administrator found guilty of stealing $42,000 from childcare centre

An office administrator at the Baringa Childcare Centre in the Australian Capital Territory has yesterday pleaded guilty to the theft of $42,000 from the small business. by Adam Anticaglia

Converse sues Chuck Taylor copies: Could it happen in Australia?

Converse is cracking down on competitors that make shoes similar to its famous Chuck Taylors. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

HR manager fails in bullying claim over her Italian background

The Federal Circuit Court has rejected an adverse action claim from a former HR manager who claimed she was bullied as a result of her Italian background. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 13 October 2014

Fair Work extracts payment from Muffin Break franchisees for $10 hourly rate

The operators of two Melbourne Muffin Break franchises have agreed to reimburse a Chinese student more than $19,000 as part of an enforceable undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman. by Eloise Keating
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