A manager's "overtly transactional" text message proposals and acts of withholding work to intimidate a worker into having s-x with him, meant going to work was "fraught with difficulty" for the worker and warranted police intervention, a commissioner has found.
A commission has rejected a worker's claim that his employer discriminated against him when it sacked him for scratching a rash-prone area under his shorts, finding there was no evidence, from an employment medical assessment or otherwise, that he had a skin condition at the time.
A tribunal bench has confirmed that Sydney Water and its workplace health service provider discriminated against a worker by displaying her photo on a safety campaign poster with a s-xual double entendre.
An injured worker's $30,000 anti-discrimination settlement, described as "General Damages" in the deed of release, did not prevent him from pursuing workers' compensation or work injury damages, an appeals court has ruled in quashing two earlier decisions in favour of a major employer.
An employer unlawfully discriminated against an older worker in refusing to engage him for work in a hot environment, with its manager likening the proposed labour-hire arrangement to sending "your dad or granddad" into high-risk conditions, a court has found.
A former Qantas employee allegedly suffered severe psychiatric injuries from being harassed and discriminated against at work for 13 years, and is seeking a total of more than $2 million in damages from the airline and a law firm, according to court documents obtained, through a Federal Court ruling, by OHS Alert publisher Specialist News.
An employer has been ordered to reinstate an injured worker, pending the outcome of his disability discrimination claim, so he can maintain a connection to employment and access JobKeeper payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.