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Harassment compensation

A recent decision by a full bench of the Federal Court of Australia (Court) has significantly altered the traditional amount of compensation payable to an employee who has been the subject of a sexual harassment claim. In the first instance the Court found that the employee should be provided with compensation of $18,000.00.  However, the employee appealed the decision; in…

The Federal Budget and the ACTU

The ACTU have announced that they have developed an enterprise bargaining toolkit for unions. The enterprise bargaining toolkit details claims that unions/workers can make to cover the cost of the recent Federal Budget proposed changes.  The claims include:  employers to reimburse workers for the $7.00 GP Co – Payment; if a medical certificate needs to be provided; and a working…