FWC confirms state employees excluded from bullying jurisdiction – Workplace Express

The Fair Work Commission has reiterated that its bullying jurisdiction does not cover claims by state government school employees because neither governments nor their departments are constitutional corporations. After earlier dismissing a claim by a WA teacher, Commissioner Peter Hampton has rejected an application by an employee of a NSW government school. Commissioner Hampton said the employee is employed by the Crown at a NSW departmental workplace. “Even if the Department is a separate legal