Tag Archives: Australian Federal Court

Employers beware: Appeal Court heralds significant jump in sexual harassment damages in Australia

Australian employers have been given a clear warning that damages for sexual harassment are likely to be much higher in future.    In October 2013 we wrote about a Ms Richardson who won her sexual harassment claim against her employer and was awarded $18,000 in general damages, being damages for non-economic loss such as pain and … Continue Reading

Holiday in Australia? Make sure it’s all-inclusive

The Australian Federal Court has recently upheld a ruling that two fly in-fly out (FIFO) employees who were made redundant were entitled to be paid accrued annual leave entitlements on termination despite being covered by an ‘all-in’ or “rolled-up” rate of pay. The employer provided refrigeration and electrical maintenance services in a remote and relatively … Continue Reading