A man has been sacked by his own dad after being caught on camera performing a disgusting act he admitted was “a big mistake”.
It’s the issue at the top of most jobseeker’s lists, and employers are using it to lure young workers — but once they start, it’s a different story.
Aussie worker Jeremy Lee was fired after refusing to hand over his fingerprints at work. After a 15-month legal fight, he finally won.
It was supposed to help track down a burglar — but instead, this hilariously botched picture has been compared to a “Lego character”.
Justin Hannan managed to earn more money while travelling the world than from his office in Brisbane. Here’s how you can too.
A Ballarat father has had enough of work and is planning his first overseas trip after winning the lottery. “We might even go first class,” he said.
A rare heritage sports car formerly owned by a Formula One star was stolen in incredibly brazen circumstances.
Instead of running straight to lotteries office in celebration, a Melbourne man took four days to collect his life-changing win.
A cafe worker who was wrongly sacked after a single day on the job has been awarded a staggering amount of money in damages and legal fees.
A former TV station employee claims he was singled out because he’s a man after three female colleagues accused him of sexual misconduct.
Susan Parsons says she has been the victim of harassment and death threats after being “forced” to edit high school yearbook photos.
A 28-year-old council worker has been sacked after it was discovered she had been selling erotic videos and photos for “a lot” of money.
IT takes a certain skill to be able to successfully ask for a pay rise – but it is a skill that workers can learn, and now may be the best time for them to make sure they have it.
What this man did was truly despicable and the excuse he gave was even more cold and disturbing. WARNING: Disturbing content
A pharmacist has faced court after allegedly putting a laxative in a trainee’s water as a “form of retribution” after she broke one rule.
You might want to double-check your grandparents’ old piano and furniture before sending it to St Vinnies once you read this.
A tech company is now in damage control after a LinkedIn job posting asking for “preferably caucasian” applicants only went viral.
She’s got a law degree and knows how to handle a gun “calmly” — and now Anna Khramtsova has something else to add to her resume.
Australia Post has come under fire after a group of couriers were caught carelessly throwing packages on the ground in a Macca’s car park.
Handshakes could be banned under new workplace rules to avoid expensive sexual harassment claims, an expert has said.
A successful lawyer earning $180k says it is not enough to survive in Sydney. Which is why he had to find a way to double his income.
A “manipulative” psychologist has been banned for at least three years after having a sexual encounter with one of his patients and giving another a massage.
A man in charge of a fitness centre is being investigated for making “abhorrent” and violent comments about a woman.
A nursing home’s shocking suffocating death of an elderly patient wasn’t the last thing inflicted on the family by the aged care centre.
You’d be forgiven for thinking this was a plot straight out of Breaking Bad — but a university has been embroiled in a drugs scandal.
Former IBM exec David Bate suffered “humiliation, loss of dignity and injury to feelings” and required medication to sleep after a company restructure.
Joao Oliveira “tried to do the right thing” when he saw dangerous behaviour — but Australia Post sacked him for damaging its “public reputation”.
Police have swooped on a group of 11 vegans overnight, weeks after they allegedly trespassed on farmland and protested for animal rights.
The billionaire founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba made headlines with a comment about China’s workforce. Now he’s backtracking.
A new government inquiry has compared tiredness to being drunk and claimed sleepy workers costs Aussies billions annually.
A 21-year-old tradie is lucky to be alive after a terrifying workplace fall left him with seriously gruesome injuries. WARNING: Graphic
A female teacher faces jail time after admitting to sending graphic pictures to a male student through a school email and Snapchat.
Chucking a sickie is a time-honoured Aussie tradition, but pulling it off without detection is not as easy as it seems. Here’s what you need to know.
Uncovered emails warned that lives were at risk before a horrific scaffolding collapse on a Sydney building site that left a teenager dead.
An employer has sparked a furious backlash after she revealed the one “simple rule” she swears by when it comes to hiring people.
A woman who was sacked after getting drunk and vomiting at a work event at the Sydney Opera House has won her job back.
Tradies have revealed the danger and violence that unfolds on construction sites following two horror incidents at Sydney projects this week.
A flight attendant has applied to the Fair Work Commission claiming she was sacked unfairly from her airline.
A woman felt violently ill at work for months and had no idea why, until she watched footage from a surveillance camera.
A Melbourne bartender says he was sacked by owners of a hipster wine bar because he didn’t go to a Christmas party. It gets worse after that.
There were hundreds of warning signs before a Sydney teenager was crushed to death on Monday, now there are calls for tough new laws.
Shocking safety claims directed at the company at the centre of yesterday’s tragic scaffolding collapse were posted by a tradie years ago.
By taking just three days of leave later this month, workers will be able to enjoy a 10-day mini-holiday.
Barnaby Joyce let staff know what he thought of his on-screen role during Channel 7’s election coverage. Now he has been forced to apologise.
Roxy Jacenko doesn’t understand what’s happened to Australia, and she thinks it’s time we upped our game.
A new tax scam is spreading across Australia, leading the ATO to issue an urgent warning. Do not click on this email.
A man has lost his job after making comments about Muslims following the Christchurch terror attack, but he insists it was an “intellectual conversation”.
A Melbourne engineer who claimed his former supervisor would “lift his bum and fart” on him is still trying to squeeze $1.8 million out of the case.
A Melbourne man alleges his supervisor’s actions amounted to a “complex conspiracy” to “marginalise him and terminate his employment”.
Kiwi workers have been fired for watching the Christchurch shooter’s lifestream at work and sharing it with colleagues
It’s as Australian as Tim Tams, Vegemite and chucking a sickie — but this workplace institution is finally on the brink of extinction.
Unions have called for Australia’s lowest-paid workers to get a $43-a-week pay increase after Labor hinted at tweaking industrial relations laws to drive wages up.
A government minister had to walk out in the middle of a meeting with a male stakeholder who seemed to be about to take off his pants.
From couple’s being caught in some very X-rated situations to seriously bizarre orders, these are some of the strangest things delivery drivers have to deal with.
A huge amount of Aussies have worked at Macca’s since it first opened in the 70s, with over a million of them under 25.
Ever wondered why you never have any money? If you’ve got two or more kids, we’ve got some bad news for you.
A girl who was whipped and told to work naked by her employer has hit back with a film which exposes Australia’s sordid underbelly.
Former employees of the Iraqi Consulate in Sydney say they were subjected to relentless bullying, death threats and even physical assault by government officials.
Claire Fitzpatrick is accused of breaking wind and asking a colleague if he wanted an affair but she says it was just work ‘banter’.
A Sydney Trains guard told a female co-worker “when I am drunk I send naughty images” before Snapchatting her a photo of his penis.
An Amazon worker with Crohn's disease allegedly lost his job because he made too many bathroom visits. Now he plans to sue.
The world has reacted after claims emerged from the boss of Muffin Break that Gen Y are too obsessed with social media to work for free.
Australia’s most dangerous industries have been revealed, with analysis showing one person dies on the job every two days.
Christian Knudsen gets up everyday at 4.30am but that’s not what’s attracted attention.
A Victoria police officer has been granted the right to work four 10-hour shifts a week instead of the usual five eight-hour shifts.
A year ago, this New Zealand company introduced a four-day work week. Now its employees have revealed a surprising benefit.
A former Melbourne-based Uniqlo exec is suing the Japanese retail giant, alleging she was bullied and discriminated against for not being a man of “Asian descent”.
A Melbourne boss says slashing working hours to just six a day is more than an impossible dream — and could even be the key to success.
AMP will lose up to $30 million a year if a bill is passed forcing the wealth management company to hand over 370,000 superannuation accounts.
Valentina Marie used to work at a salon earning less than $300 a week. Now the 27-year-old rakes in more than $1400 a day.
A fed-up female barrister has told her male colleagues to stop “behaving like they’re on a stag do” and making jokes “about breasts and skirts”.
A factory worker has died after falling into a tank of sulphuric acid, leaving him “completely submerged and 100 per cent covered in burns”.
Captain Zoe Kotnik became the first female pilot to lead the US Air Force’s Viper team last month. A fortnight later, she was asked to leave.
A KFC franchisee has been ordered to pay $2.1 million to a young breastfeeding mother for the shocking way she was treated.
A woman in northern England says she has been knocked back from 1000 jobs for a cruel and discriminatory reason.
When Nigel Simmons filmed his wife and daughter playing in the rain two weeks ago, he never thought the situation would turn into despair.
A radio newsreader’s on-air use of the words “great big black b**tard” to describe Michael Jackson’s father “did not amount to a racial slur”.
Former Topshop employees claim they were asked to wear “skimpy” outfits when billionaire owner Philip Green inspected stores.
How much “anal cleft” is one allowed to show while at work? That’s the question one Washington state court is trying to answer.
A cafe worker has been awarded nearly $9000 in compensation after she worked a full shift only to be told afterwards it was an “unpaid trial”.
A creepy Coles manager liked to stand “within 10cm” of young female staff members, touch them inappropriately and whisper “good evening” into their ears.
Junior doctor Yumiko Kadota has detailed the ugly side of becoming a surgeon in Australia and the horror workload that broke her.
A Sydney pub chain has paid out more than $100,000 to 31 workers who say they were underpaid on a “regular and systematic” basis.
A fast food chain has a concession store at the stadium hosting the Super Bowl but there’s just one problem.
Six years after an admin worker accused a group of students of racial discrimination, she’s admitted the legal bill has become too much.
Billion-dollar pub empire Merivale has apparently cancelled its annual staff party, in what workers see as retaliation for a fair wage decision.
You’re called a sl*t or an ugly cow, your appearance is criticised and rape threats are par for the course. Welcome to life as a female politician.
This is the shocking moment an outraged builder slammed a digger into a brand new hotel after claiming he hadn’t been paid his wages.
A Sydney man has lost his job after a cheeky Big Mac and nuggets order came back to bite him.
The owner of a well-known Darwin nightspot has been accused of racism and underpaying his staff by tens of thousands of dollars.
Justin Hemmes’ billion-dollar pub empire Merivale isn’t happy about having to pay its young staff the wages they’re entitled to.
A Perth bar manager has backed down after threatening female employees to find new employment if they wouldn’t wear low cut tops.
The exit of yet another woman from the Liberal Party was a blow for Scott Morrison. But it could get a lot worse for the Prime Minister.
A McDonald’s worker who broke her leg after falling from a ladder she’d climbed for a quick smoke break will receive a payout.
A survey of more than 3500 young Australians reveals nearly half don’t know how super works and could be paying up to $1200 in fees through default super funds.
Difficult kids, abusive parents, endless admin and less actual teaching. No wonder almost half of new Aussie teachers quit within five years.