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A recent case shows the perils of sexually harassing another person.  In the case of Ewin v Vergara (No. 3) [2013] FCA 1311 Ms Ewin was an accountant employed by Living and Leisure Australia Limited (LLA) and Mr Vergara was recruited from a labour hire...


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Bullying in the workplace is all too common.  It can come from any direction, usually it is a superior bullying a subordinate worker but that is not necessarily always the case. The anti-bullying laws were introduced into the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“FWA”) at...


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There are many questions that people ask around the issue of redundancy but the one that comes up the most often is I have been made redundant, can they do that?  With everything that has happened to the economy businesses are looking at ways to...


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A recent ruling by the Federal Court Circuit of G v State of Victoria (the Office of Public Prosecutions) [2014] FCCA 17 (“Grant’s case”) found that an employee’s alleged misconduct which arose wholly from the anxiety and depression was the reason for the dismissal.  The...


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In Queensland it is possible to obtain the right to dispose (sell) uncollected goods which have been accepted in the course of business for inspection, repair, storage or other treatment.  To be entitled to sell those goods under the Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act (“the...


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It has taken only six months for the new anti-bulling laws to be tested in its first substantive decision.  In Ms SB [2014] FWC 2104 the Fair Work Commission considered an application by Ms SB to stop bulling after alleging that certain conduct amounted to...

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