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An employer who dismissed a worker injured in a skydiving accident was granted permission to appeal based on an error of fact

The Fair Work Commission allowed an application to appeal a decision against Lion Diary and Drinks Milk Limited after they dismissed an injured worker. The Commission believed it was in the public’s interest to grant permission to appeal as the Deputy President may have made an error of fact.

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Employee found liable for sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace after touching a colleague and sending sexualised and derogatory email

The Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission has found an employee liable for sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace against a female colleague. The employer who the claim was also brought against was not found vicariously liable for the discrimination and harassment as they took reasonable steps to prevent this.

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Injunction: SBS v Corbett [2016] NSWSC 461

A man was issued an injunction to prevent him from working in the media industry for a specified period of time after the Supreme Court of New South Wales found his previous employer had a serious case and not granting an injunction may jeopardise their business

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