094ProtectingCustomerDataDid you know that in Australia, any organisation that handles personal information could be captured under the notifiable data breaches scheme which requires organisations to notify individuals whose personal information is involved in a data breach that is likely to result in serious harm.

072PregnantWorkerNotWarnedBeforeSackingA travel consultant, sacked without warning while pregnant, has been awarded more than $19,000 in compensation, in part because she was found to be “a victim of a general reluctance to hire pregnant people”.

Green Travel Service dismissed Bernice Zhang, after three years of employment, on 14 September last year, citing a “constant lack of performance”.

62 year old Telemarketer sacked for being deaf and oldA 62-year-old telemarketer, who was sacked by his manager because he claims he was told he “had a broken back, was deaf and… too old”, has been awarded $31,420 in compensation. The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) found Acorn Stairlifts Pty Ltd had probably discriminated against Fenton McEvoy when his manager summarily dismissed him on 28 February 2014.