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Qantas unlawfully terminated health and safety rep, court finds

November 16, 2023 0 comment

Judge David Russell found the major airline guilty of unlawfully standing Theo Seremetidis down over a direction he made to staff to cease cleaning planes that had landed from COVID-19 “hotspots”. It is the second ruling made against Qantas’ treatment of staff in nine weeks, with the High Court upholding a finding in September that it had illegally fired 1,700 ground staff at the end of 2020.

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Qantas tells court it does not guarantee flight times

November 8, 2023 0 comment

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is pursuing allegations the major airline engaged in “false, misleading or deceptive conduct” by selling tickets to cancelled flights and failing to inform ticketholders if a flight was no longer available.

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Verdict delayed in Qantas COVID sacking case

November 3, 2023 0 comment

The case concerns a former cleaner, Theo Seremeditis, who was terminated for instructing others not to work in February 2020. Qantas denies any wrondoing.

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Qantas asks for indemnity costs in sexual harassment case

November 2, 2023 0 comment

In August, Justice Katrina Banks-Smith dismissed an application brought by former Qantas customer services manager, Sara Rossi, who claimed she did not have the mental capacity when she entered a deed in 2008 to end her claim for compensation.

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Qantas could face second class action over COVID credits

October 12, 2023 1 comment

Appearing in the Federal Court on Thursday morning (12 October), Thomas Bagley, counsel for Piper Alderman, said the firm had spent six months investigating the major airline and could be prepared to file its own proceedings within the next fortnight.

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Qantas, TWU to enter talks around worker compensation next week

September 20, 2023 0 comment

It comes after the High Court unanimously upheld a ruling earlier this month that the Flying Kangaroo was wrong to sack the ground handlers during the pandemic and outsource the roles to external companies. 

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