What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 6 – 12 June 2022

Legal Aid NSW Responds to Allegations Of Racism On 7 June, a 7.30 investigation revealed that multiple lawyers and former employees have accused Legal Aid NSW of racism. In the last 6 years, at least 23 employees from culturally diverse backgrounds have resigned. 7.30 spoke to over 20 current and former employees from Indigenous and […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 30 May – 5 June 2022

High Court finds employer failed to enforce a safe system of work The High Court recently decided in Kozarov v Victoria (Kozarov)1 that some work, by its very nature, puts an employer on notice that an employee may suffer a psychiatric injury as a result of performing the work. Being on notice of such risks[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 24 – 30 January 2022

Football Australia Fines Melbourne Victory $5000 For Slurs Directed at Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo Melbourne Victory has been fined $5000 over an incident where Victory fans directed homophobic slurs at Adelaide United’s player, Josh Cavallo. Melbourne Victory was deemed to be in breach of Football Australia’s National Code of Conduct and Ethics. Football Australia reiterated[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 6 – 12 December 2021

MP Hails Action on Assaults Deputy Liberal leader, Libby Mettam, has spoken out on the sexual harassment within the mining sector. She said she is happy that Bill Johnston, Mines Minister, has instructed his department to “do their job”. This comes after his office attempted to minimise rape allegations. Secret emails sent from Mr Johnston’s[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 13 – 19 September

New Sex Discrimination Act Leaves Volunteers Behind Pro Bono Australia has said that new changes to the Sex Discrimination Act may leave volunteers behind. While some volunteers and unpaid workers will be covered by federal legal protection against sexual harassment, the rules do not apply to volunteer run organisations. The term ‘employee’ has been replaced[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 25 January 2021 – 31 January 2021

No Evidence for Disability Discrimination Claim for Fired Employee Daniel Whipps, the warehouse worker who was sacked for allegedly masturbating at work, has lost his discrimination challenge with Battery Store Australia. Whipps, who worked at the Battery Store warehouse in Townsville, was caught on company CCTV in 2018 with a mobile phone in his right[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 11 January 2021 – 17 January 2021

Sexual Harassment Claim Lodged in the Federal Court Against IOOF A former executive of wealth manager IOOF has accused the deputy chief investment officer and head of equities, Stanley Ye, of sexual harassment. In pleadings lodged with the Federal Court last month, the female executive alleged that Mr Yeo sexually harassed her on three occasions,[…..]