The Faculty of Law, Monash University, the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association and the Australian Institute of Employment Rights held a seminar to discuss the recent High Court decision in Bendigo Regional TAFE v Barclay on 1 November 2012.

This decision handed down in September 2012 is the first High Court decision considering the Fair Work Act’s adverse action provisions. This decision provides important guidance regarding the breadth of freedom of association provisions of the Act, the tests for discrimination and the role of union delegates.

What does this decision mean for managers, workers and their legal advisers?

AIER Executive member and Counsel for Mr Barclay, Mark Irving, discussed the decision and its implications.

Professor Marilyn Pittard, Faculty of Law, Monash University and Vice President, ALLA chaired the Seminar at Monash Law Chambers in Melbourne.

Download Mark Irving’s powerpoint presentation