Unrepresented litigant to pay former employer’s costs

Posted by Oct 3, 2018

The Federal Circuit Court has ordered an unrepresented litigant pay $12,500 of his former employer’s legal costs, finding that although he did not run the case vexatiously, allegations unsupported by evidence rendered it “baseless and groundless”. Mr Somerville claimed AFS Security 24/7 Pty Ltd (trading as Armidale Fire & Safety) (AFS) took adverse action against […]

Family and Domestic Violence Leave – A New Modern Award

Posted by Jun 22, 2018

As part of the Fair Work Commission’s four year review of modern awards, the Full Bench has determined that Australian employees covered by a modern award and experiencing family and domestic violence should be entitled to five days of unpaid leave. The Commission was satisfied that their decision was a “cautious and regulatory response to this […]