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Anti bullying & harassment
Bunning v Centacare [2015] FCCA 280 On a strike out application Judge Vasta found that sexual behaviour and in particular, polyamorous behaviour is not akin to sexual orientation. The strike out application was allowed. David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister & Mediator
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Bowker v DP World Melbourne Limited [2014] FWCFB 9227 Since 1 January 2014 a worker as defined in the Work Health and Safety Act (Cth.) for which there are analogous provisions in Queensland (excepting most notably Qld Public Servants), may apply to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) under s.789FF(1)(b)(i)) of the Fair Work Act 2009...
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Conflict in the workplace is not uncommon. The recent unfair dismissal appeal decision of Jacqueline Lumley v Bremick Pty Ltd Australia T/A Bremick Fasteners [2014] FWCFB 8278 by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) serves as a useful example of how a workplace disagreement may be considered and justified. This case covers...
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Tao Sun [2014] FWC 3839 A recent decision where the worker failed in claim of bullying before the FWC on the basis the alleged offending conduct fell within the exception in s.789FD(2) of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth): “(1) A worker is bullied at work if: (a) while the worker is at work in...
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Some recent examples: Maritime Union of Australia v DP World Melbourne Limited [2014] FCA 134 Maritime Union of Australia v DP World Melbourne Limited [2014] FCA 436 Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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An example of some of the difficulties under the new regime: Ms SB [2014] FWC 2104 Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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