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Japanese restaurant admits deliberately underpaying visa-holders

Date: 22 Jan 2016, Filed under: Discrimination, Industrial Relations, Employment Law

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that the operators of a Japanese restaurant at Surfers Paradise have admitted they deliberately underpaid 16 casual...

Report on sex discrimination and sexual harassment in Victoria Police released

Date: 11 Dec 2015, Filed under: Discrimination

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has released a report entitled Independent Review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment,...

Employer fined for sacking worker with cancer to avoid paying sick leave

Date: 06 Mar 2014, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination, Unfair Dismissal

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that the Federal Court has been highly critical of a business which sacked a long-term employee to prevent him from...

Discount retail store operator fined for pregnancy discrimination

Date: 12 Nov 2013, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that the operators of a chain of Victorian discount retail stores have been fined $53,592 for discriminating against...

Compensation paid to manager over post-maternity leave treatment

Date: 25 Sep 2013, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that a national childcare and education company will pay $16,000 compensation to a former manager of one its Melbourne...

Foreign cook allegedly underpaid, then sacked by text message for calling in sick

Date: 01 Jul 2013, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination

The Fair Work Ombudsman announced it has launched legal action against the operators of a Perth restaurant, alleging a foreign chef was paid nothing for...

Fines imposed over treatment of employee seeking to return from maternity leave

Date: 26 Apr 2013, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced that the operators of a Victorian aged care facility have been fined a total of $30,888 for discriminating against...

Court action over alleged disability discrimination

Date: 27 Feb 2013, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination

The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced it is prosecuting the operators of a medical practice in Sydney, alleging a young vision-impaired receptionist was...

Federal Government response to workplace anti-bullying recommendations

Date: 13 Feb 2013, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination

Federal Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten has announced the Gillard Government's response to a parliamentary committee inquiry into workplace bullying....

Retail outlet discriminated against pregnant employee

Date: 13 Feb 2013, Filed under: Employment Law - Worker Perspective, Discrimination

The Fair Work Ombudsman said that a Melbourne retail company has agreed to apologise and pay compensation, following a breach of discrimination laws by...

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