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Massage parlour workers sacked for falling in love win unfair dismissal

Two massage parlour workers who were sacked after starting a relationship have been awarded almost $40,000 compensation, after the Fair Work Commission found they had been unfairly dismissed. In addition, the former owner and former supervisor of the Canberra Foot…

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Boss threatened to kill families of workers if they complained

The former operators of a Canberra massage parlour are facing legal action, accused of stealing more than $900,000 from their workers, and threatening to have their families in the Philippines killed if they complained to authorities. Colin Elvin, who once…

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Liberal senator fails to mention penalty rate cuts in dumb tweet

Liberal senator for the ACT and Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, has copped a barrage of criticism after posting a tone-deaf tweet this morning showing him and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull having coffee in a Canberra…

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Disability carer loses unfair dismissal after washing client with a broom

A disability carer has lost his unfair dismissal claim after he was sacked for misconduct, which included washing a client’s bottom with a broom. Clinton Dahler was suspended from his job at the Burn Group House in the ACT after…

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