David Jones Settles Discrimination Claim Against CEO- Upmarket department store David Jones has settled a discrimination claim brought forward against former CEO, David Thomas. The complaint was made last November by a member of the David Jones merchandising team in regard to Mr Thomas’ conduct. Details of the allegations have remained confidential; however, a David Jones spokesperson confirmed last week that a cash settlement was reached between the parties. Though no formal admission of wrong-doing was made, this week ….
Adverse Action Claims Available to Probationary Employees- The Federal Circuit Court (in the case of Pacheco-Hernandez v Duty Free Stores Gold Coast Pty Ltd  FCCA 3734) has affirmed that employers are not immune to adverse action claims brought forward by probationary employees. The decision came after a Gold Coast employee was fired five months into a probationary period. At the time, the company’s HR manager advised the applicant that since she was a probationary employee, no reason for the termination had to be given.