Are You Too Old for the Workplace?
Discrimination during the hiring stage or in the workplace is something nobody should experience. Unfortunately, however, many people feel that the employment opportunities available to them are severely curtailed once they reach a certain age because they feel that employers tend to prefer younger workers. Stereotypes of younger workers being...Read More
The anti-bogan furore: Can an employer lawfully discriminate against the rough and unkempt?
A recently published newspaper article discussing a job advertisement for a business in Western Australia specifying that “bogans need not apply” has caused controversy, both online and on television. Much of the public interest apparently stemmed from the issue whether the job advertisement was somehow contrary to Australian workplace laws...Read More
Social Media Scandal: When your big mouth can cost you big bucks
Christmas has been and gone and summer is in full swing. For those of us who have over-indulged the idea of putting a swim suit on can be unappealing at best and depressing at worst. Despite this, summer is bikini season! With this in mind, we reflect on the case...Read More
CUTS TO PENALTY RATES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has reduced Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates in the fast food, retail, hospitality,pharmacy, restaurants and registered/licensed clubs industries. These reductions were decided following the FWC’s two year review of the modern awards and its finding that penalty rates are no longer ‘fair and relevant’. Awards...Read More
Unfair Dismissal Damages
If you have been unfairly dismissed you may be entitled to compensation. There is no set amount of compensation that you may receive and that the amount can vary between the amounts of money you would have received up until the time that you could have lawfully been terminated or...Read More