Adverse Action

Bullying: Ms Nadia Page [2015] FWC 5955

The Fair Work Commission has found that spreading misinformation or ill-will against others and criticising or gossiping about employees of neighbouring businesses constitutes workplace bullying if its occurs repetitively. In addition, this case demonstrates that bullying doesn’t have to be carried out by fellow employees but could be carried out by anyone an employee comes into contact with at work. 

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General Protections: Henry v Leighton Admin Services Pty Ltd & Anor [2015] FCCA 1923

The Federal Circuit court refused to strike out a claim made an employee, who claims to have been terminated for complaining about company’s potential breaches of the corporations act.  In doing so, the court offered a broad interpretation of the meanings of ‘workplace right’ and ‘political opinion’ in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

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