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Can a pregnant employee’s term of employment be unilaterally changed?

The short answer to this question is no, as was demonstrated in the recent case of Fair Work Ombudsman v Jewel Bay 2015 Pty Ltd.[1] In this case, an employer was found to have discriminated against its employee on the basis of her pregnancy, by unilaterally reducing her hours. It specifically highlighted pertinent factors which

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Practical Guide to the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDBS)

Background The NDBS was established in 2017 under an amendment to the Privacy Act 1988 (the “Act”).  It is monitored, regulated and enforced by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). Does the NDBS apply to me? Entities covered by the NDBS include all entities that have existing obligations under Australian Privacy Principle (“APP”)

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Lease Dispute, rent and QCAT

A Lease Dispute case note: Fu Manchu Dining Pty Ltd V SP (QLD) Pty Ltd [2019] QCAT 394 The Facts Fu Manchu Dining Pty Ltd (applicant) entered into a lease on 1 November 2015 with SP (QLD) Pty Ltd (respondent) to operate a restaurant from premises owned by the respondent. The applicant claimed: Rental offset

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I heard it through the grapevine: social media as a vehicle of defamation

Social media provides a widely accessible platform for information to spread. In this digital age, it has revolutionised the manner and speed in which information is acquired, communicated and dispersed. A quick tweet can significantly influence an audience. In 2015, a tweet about buying shares on Twitter saw Twitter’s share price increase by 5 per

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