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Date: 13th August 2024
Venue: Virtual
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    What’s been happening in Australia in relation to sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying from 13 May -19 May 2024

    Dismissed for posting negative comments about management The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently dealt with an unfair dismissal claim lodged by a worker against her employer, a hotel. She worked as a casual sales representative and bar supervisor.  The employer met with the employee to address performance issues such as sending herself on breaks during peak trade, closing the bar without approval, customer complaints, and not arriving to shifts on time. The worker also used social media platforms to vent her opinions about the management team even after being spoken to about what constituted appropriate social media usage.  The FWC addressed two issues – one was whether the worker could make an unfair dismissal claim given she was employed on a casual basis. The other was whether the employer had valid reasons […]

    Proactive or Reactive – Managing Unlawful Behaviour in Workplaces

    In today’s world, where workplace dynamics are under constant scrutiny, unlawful behaviour demands urgent attention because it is more prevalent than you might imagine.   A recent report released by Lloyd’s Register Foundation found that Australia has one of the highest rates of workplace violence and harassment in the world, with an average of 49.1% (compared to 21% globally). There is clearly much we all need to do to make workplaces in Australia safer.  The safety laws and the Respect at Work Act 2022 created significant changes to what constitutes unlawful behaviours and place greater responsibilities on employers.   While reactive measures have traditionally been the norm, there’s a compelling case to be made for proactive approaches in addressing these pervasive issues. This blog delves into why it’s essential to be proactive[…..]