Seven and Amber Harrison ordered into mediation by Federal Court

The Seven Network and Amber Harrison, the former executive PA who had an affair with Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner, have been ordered into mediation by the Federal Court over Fair Work claims lodged by Harrison against the network.

Tim Worner: Seven and Harrison ordered into mediation by the Federal Court.

While action launched by Seven against Harrison continues in the NSW Supreme Court, a separate action filed by Harrison in the Federal Court in Melbourne has now been held over.

Seven has taken action against Harrison in NSW and is fighting to have a permanent gag put on the former lover of its CEO.

Harrison is cross claiming that Seven has failed top pay an agreed settlement after she left the network.

The Federal Court has ordered that Seven and Harrison meet in a bid to settle the issue.

Amber Harrison describes herself on Twitter as a “whistleblower”

In a statement Seven said it welcomed the move.

“We note the case management decision following our application today to defer the Fair Work claims until after the final Supreme Court decision is sensible given His Honour Justice Sackar determined that these claims could not proceed unless Ms Harrison was entirely successful in the NSW proceeding”, the statement said.

“We will continue the actions in the NSW Supreme Court to a final outcome before taking any further step in these proceedings. We also note the orders made by His Honour to engage in mediation with Ms Harrison which as the Judge indicated are routinely made in Fair Work Act matters.”

The sensational fight between Seven, its CEO and the former executive assistant to the head of Pacific Magazines, Nick Chan, has been running since the end of last year after Harrison publicly shared documents relating to her affair with Worner.

Seven has successfully applied for an interim gag order on Harrison discussing the matter which remains in place while the case continues.




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