The Australian | 14 June 2013
Judith Bessant, professor of sociology and youth studies, had been dismissed after raising various complaints against her supervisor, including bullying allegations. She was reinstated last Friday.
In a judgment last month, Federal Court Justice Peter Gray had warned that Professor Bessant could have been entitled to compensation of up to almost $2 million if she wasn’t reinstated after finding the university had breached the Fair Work Act. RMIT chief operating officer Steve Somogyi says
The University takes very seriously its obligations under the Fair Work Act and the university’s enterprise agreement. The university has decided not to appeal the decision.