What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 4 September 2023 – 10 September 2023

WA Statistics Related to Sexual Harassment Complaints In the 2022-23 reporting year the Commission received 31 complaints of sexual harassment in employment, 24 of those were from women. In the complaints received, women told of constant sexualised comments, supervisors trying to kiss them at work functions and receiving a sexualised Secret Santa gift from a […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 6 March 2023 – 12 March 2023

Network Ten and News Corp Joins Lisa Wilkinson in Bruce Lehrmann Defamation Case Network Ten and News Corp have united with journalist Lisa Wilkinson in relation to Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation trial. The parties are seeking to prove that the former Liberal staffer had raped previous colleague Brittany Higgins in Parliament House. Lehrmann had filed documents[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 20 February 2023 – 26 February 2023

Victorian Worker Wins Sexual Harassment Appeal in Supreme Court of Victoria A Victorian Supreme Court has found that a pay-out of $10,000 following a sexual harassment claim was “inadequate in the extreme.” Ms Leung was found to have been sexually harassed by her manager at Gumboots Australia six times between September 2019 and January 2020.[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 16 January 2023 – 22 January 2023

More Sexual Harassment Laws Two pieces of significant legislation were quietly assented to in the pre-Christmas rush, which are worth having a look at. Both demonstrate there is a definite shift in the law related to unlawful behaviours from a complaint-based system to one where an organisation must proactively prevent its workers from engaging in[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 5 – 11 September 2022

Australia: Introducing Positive Duties to Eliminate Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Australia’s federal anti-discrimination laws currently hold employers vicariously liable for unlawful acts of discrimination and harassment by their employees, unless the employer can show that it took all reasonable steps to prevent the act occurring. If you want to know what constitutes all reasonable[…..]