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Pregnancy discrimination costs employer $235,000

In the recent case of Sagona v R & C Piccolo Investments Pty Ltd and Ors, the Federal Circuit Court has ordered the employer and its husband and wife owners to pay $235,000 to an employee who was found to have been discriminated against after she announced that she was pregnant. Background The Applicant in…

Significant penalty for adverse action claim against cancer victim

The Federal Court of Australia has penalised an employer and its director a total of $41,500 following the finding that the employer had taken adverse action against one its employees. Fair Work Ombudsman v AJR Nominees Pty Ltd & Minniti (No 1) In the substantive matter, the Federal Court heard that the employee, who had…

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