Many organisations have particular values and public positions on social issues such as domestic violence, the black lives movement, #metoo campaign, sexuality, racism and vaccinations.  You only have to take a quick glance at Facebook or other similar social media platforms to see that many people have very diverse and in some cases strong opinions…

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Dr. Scott Morrison (Not to be confused with the Australian Prime Minister) lodged an application for unfair dismissal with the Fair Work Commission (FWC) after his employer, Australian National University (ANU) terminated him from his position as Associate Professor in the Mathematical Sciences Institute. Circumstances of the Termination – the case of Scott Morrison v…

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The leading case of Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd v Robinson [2019] FCAFC (Western Union Case) gives Human Resources teams a decision to rely upon when to comes to issues around: Disability Long term illness General Protections cases Decision In the Western Union case the Full Bench of the Federal Court decided the…

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As we head into another new year the effects of COVID-19 on the workplace and in particular employment law has been widely felt.  Even for those industries and companies who are seeing growth opportunities now, the initial impact had many in precarious and uncertain positions.  The team at NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers assisted a number of Employers, Human Resources teams, People and…

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A 62 year old with 42 years of service with the City of Sydney Council challenged his dismissal which cost him (amongst other things) a $70,000 entitlement.  The Commission however found in favour of the Council citing the safety breaches had potential consequences for “catastrophic and avoidable” injuries. In Hamlin v City of Sydney Council [2021] NSWIRComm…

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The issue of mandatory vaccines or compulsory vaccinations has become a significant issue for Employers.  There have been some mixed messages coming out from the media and keeping up to date with changes from Government mandates can be difficult. The Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) Full Bench decision has…

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