What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 8 May 2023 – 14 May 2023

Former Chief Staffer Sally Rugg Settles Lawsuit Against Monique Ryan Former Chief of Staff Sally Rugg has agreed to a $100,000 settlement in relation to her lawsuit against MP Monique Ryan. The settlement includes no admission by Ryan or by the federal government. The case commenced this year in the federal court by Sally Rugg, […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 4 – 10 July 2022

Making Businesses Stamp Out Sexual Harassment ‘A No-Brainer’ For Gender Equality Victorian experts have expressed views that many employers are not prepared for legislative changes regarding sexual harassment. Dr Niki Vincent, Victoria’s Commissioner for Gender Equality in the Public Sector has recently said that putting the onus on workplaces to educate and stop the behaviours[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 27 June – 3 July 2022

All-Time High Pay-Out Ordered for Bullied Worker and Adverse Action Claim In the recent Federal Court decision of Leggett v Hawkesbury Race Club, the Court issued its biggest compensation order related to bullying and adverse action. An employee who had worked for the Club for 25 years was deemed to have developed “a very serious[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 2 – 8 August

Brittany Higgins Alleged Attacker to Face Court The ACT Police have served a summons on a 26 year-old man accused of allegedly sexually assaulting former government staffer, Brittany Higgins. The man will face one charge of sexual intercourse without consent at Parliament House on March 23 2019. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 12[…..]